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Daniel patrikios and strategos (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: .–Σ|̣–Λ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross on the first line. Indeterminate border.

ΝΙ̣
ΗΛΠ
Σ̣ΤΡ

Δανιὴλ πατ(ρικίῳ) [(καὶ)] στρα[τηγῷ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: .–Σ|̣–Λ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross on the first line. Indeterminate border.

ΝΙ̣
ΗΛΠ
Σ̣ΤΡ

Δανιὴλ πατ(ρικίῳ) [(καὶ)] στρα[τηγῷ]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.794
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Zacos 1843.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Δανιὴλ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Daniel patrikios and strategos.

Commentary

It is likely that there was originally a fourth line in the reverse inscription, which could have designated a place name or simply have completed the word στρατηγῷ. See also PmbZ #1843.