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Menas (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2839
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII); in the quarters: ΤΩΣΩ|..ΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading Μηνᾷ; in the quarters: ΑΜΝ. Wreath border.

Μηνᾷ Ἀμήν

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μηνᾷ, Ἀμήν.

Theotokos, help your servant Menas, amen.

Commentary

The reverse contains a play on words: the letters of the monogram form the name Menas, but also the word Amen, which is contained within the angles of the cruciform.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2839
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2839
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2839
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

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