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Ignatios (?) monk, priest, and kouboukleisios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length portrait of a saint, perhaps a bishop saint holding a book (although Laurent saw a military saint with a spear). Traces of a circular inscription. Border of dots.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΓΝΑ
ΜΟΝ
ΠΡΕΣ.
ΚΑΙΚΟ.
ΥΚΛΗΣ

γνατιῷ (?) μοναχῷ πρεσβυτέρ καὶ κουβουκλησίῳ

Obverse

Half-length portrait of a saint, perhaps a bishop saint holding a book (although Laurent saw a military saint with a spear). Traces of a circular inscription. Border of dots.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΓΝΑ
ΜΟΝ
ΠΡΕΣ.
ΚΑΙΚΟ.
ΥΚΛΗΣ

γνατιῷ (?) μοναχῷ πρεσβυτέρ καὶ κουβουκλησίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4886
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1668.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰγνατίῳ (?) μοναχῷ, πρεσβυτέρῳ καὶ κουβουκλησίῳ.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Ignatios (?) monk, priest, and kouboukleisios.

Commentary

The restoration of the name is uncertain; Laurent reads Ignatios, which seems most likely, but is by no means certain. Agallianos (Ἀγαλιανῷ) is another possibility.