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N. (?) (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram, reading Κύριε βοήθει; in the four angles, inscription: .-Σ|Δ-Λ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram; in the four angles, inscription: .-Ο|Η-Θ. Indeterminate border.

ε - ι - κ - τ - 

. . .βοήθει (?)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram, reading Κύριε βοήθει; in the four angles, inscription: .-Σ|Δ-Λ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram; in the four angles, inscription: .-Ο|Η-Θ. Indeterminate border.

ε - ι - κ - τ - 

. . .βοήθει (?)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.635
Diameter 32.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. . . . help. . .

Lord, help your servant N. (?). . . help. . .

Commentary

The right termination of the obverse and the left termination of the reverse cruciforms or shorn off, rendering the obverse reading uncertain, and the reverse reading illegible, including the inscription within the cruciform. The reverse seems to read βοήθ(η) in the angles, making it possible that the reverse is an additional invocation (perhaps with Θεοτόκε (?)); this may not be a seal, but some sort of token.