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Theognostos (monk?) (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5104
Diameter 14 mm

Obverse

Inscription in four lines. Linear border.

ΘΚΕ,
ΗΘΘΕΟ
ΓΝΟΣ
Τ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεογνόστῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Linear border.

ΤΑ
ΝΑΞΗΟ
ΔΟΥΛ
Σ

τῷ ἀναξήο δούλ σου

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεογνόστῳ τῷ ἀναξήο δούλῳ σου.

Theotokos, help Theognostos, your unworthy servant.

Commentary

In referring to himself the "unworthy servant" of the Theotokos, the owner may be expressing his monastic humility, perhaps alluding to his attachment to a monastery of the Theotokos, or speaking as a layman of his special devotion to her.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5104
Diameter 14 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.5104
Diameter 14 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.5104
Diameter 14 mm

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