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John kourator and dioiketes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (x at the lower crossbar) mounted on a base of two steps with fleurons to either side. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΚΕ̅Ο
ΗΘ,ΤΣ̣..
.ΑΝΙΚΡ..
ΟΡ,SΔ..
..ΤΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ [δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω]άνι κουρ[ατ]ορ(ι) (καὶ) δ[ιυκ(η)]τῇ

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (x at the lower crossbar) mounted on a base of two steps with fleurons to either side. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΚΕ̅Ο
ΗΘ,ΤΣ̣..
.ΑΝΙΚΡ..
ΟΡ,SΔ..
..ΤΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ [δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω]άνι κουρ[ατ]ορ(ι) (καὶ) δ[ιυκ(η)]τῇ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3029
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Very corroded; cracked and chipped along top quadrant.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάνι κουρατορι καὶ διυκητῇ.

Lord, help your servant John, kourator and dioiketes.