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Staurakios novice (?) (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4878
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Obverse

Ornamental cross with pellets at the ends standing upon a globus cruciger with fleurons on either side. Above these fleurons, the sigla: ισ̅χσ̅ : Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς. Circular inscription within border of dots.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΤΑ
ΥΡΑΚΙ
ΔΟΥΛΟΧΥ
ΑΝΑΞΙ
ΝΕΟ

Σταυρακίῳ δούλο Χριστοῦ ἀναξίῳ νέο

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Σταυρακίῳ δούλο Χριστοῦ ἀναξίῳ νέο.

Lord, help your servant Staurakios, the servant of Christ and unworthy novice.

Commentary

The meaning of the last word is unclear. It undoubtedly reads ΝΕΟ (i.e. νέῳ), which along with the epithet ἀνάξιος most likely refers to a monastic novice.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4878
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.4878
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.4878
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

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