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Mark notarios (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Invocative monogram (type V). Inscription in the corners: τσ|Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - κ - μ - ν - ο - ρ - τ - ω

Μάρκῳ νοταρίῳ

Obverse

Invocative monogram (type V). Inscription in the corners: τσ|Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - κ - μ - ν - ο - ρ - τ - ω

Μάρκῳ νοταρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.643
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μάρκῳ νοταρίῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Mark, notarios.

Commentary

The reading of the reverse monogram is uncertain; the ο must be found within the loop of the ρ, the κ at the left may actually be an χ, and there is quite possibly an ε integrated into that letter at the left end of the cruciform. However, this is the most likely resolution.