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Domestios (?) monk (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross with X at the transverse and pellets beyond the bars. Circular inscription inside a border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤΣ....

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Border of dots.

·
ΔΟΜ.
ΣΤΙΟΣ
ΜΟΝΑ
Χ,

Δομέστιος (?) μοναχός

Obverse

Cross with X at the transverse and pellets beyond the bars. Circular inscription inside a border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤΣ....

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Border of dots.

·
ΔΟΜ.
ΣΤΙΟΣ
ΜΟΝΑ
Χ,

Δομέστιος (?) μοναχός

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4855
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Δομέστιος (?) μοναχός.

Lord, help your servant. Domestios (?) the monk.

Commentary

The reading of the name is uncertain; the first line is unclear, and it is quite possible that there is not enough room even for a letter after the three visible letters therein. Moreover, this is a strange name. Unless a more legible parallel seal comes along, this seems the most likely possible reading.