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Kosmas imperial cleric and epi tou koitonos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower crossbar) mounted on a base of four steps; fleurons arise on either side. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κοσμα
κληρικ
Sεπιτου
κυτον

Κοσμᾷ β(ασιλικῷ) κληρικ(ῷ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τοῦ κυτον(ος)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower crossbar) mounted on a base of four steps; fleurons arise on either side. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κοσμα
κληρικ
Sεπιτου
κυτον

Κοσμᾷ β(ασιλικῷ) κληρικ(ῷ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τοῦ κυτον(ος)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.17
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κοσμᾷ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ κυτονος.

Lord, help your servant Kosmas, imperial cleric and epi tou koitonos.