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Job (tenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ offering a blessing. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at eight o'clock:

κεισ̅χε̅σοτηρμ

Κ(ύρι)ε Ἰ(ησοῦ)<ς> Χ(ριστ)έ σοτήρ μ(ου)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above and a cross of dots below. Border of dots.


ο̣η̣θ
μτν
ουλσ
ουι

βοήθ(ει) μ(οι) τ(ῷ) ἀναξ(ίῳ) δούλ(ῳ) σου Ἰώβ

Obverse

Bust of Christ offering a blessing. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at eight o'clock:

κεισ̅χε̅σοτηρμ

Κ(ύρι)ε Ἰ(ησοῦ)<ς> Χ(ριστ)έ σοτήρ μ(ου)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above and a cross of dots below. Border of dots.


ο̣η̣θ
μτν
ουλσ
ουι

βοήθ(ει) μ(οι) τ(ῷ) ἀναξ(ίῳ) δούλ(ῳ) σου Ἰώβ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5059
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε Ἰησοῦς Χριστέ σοτήρ μου βοήθει μοι τῷ ἀναξίῳ δούλῳ σου Ἰώβ.

Lord Jesus Christ, my savior, help your unworthy servant Job.

Commentary

Note that the abbreviation for Ἰησοῦς gives the name in the nominative rather than the vocative; there also appears to be an unusual ligature (Μat the end of the circular inscription on the obverse.