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Gregory monk (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, sigla: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription along the circumference, beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

θκεοηθτσλ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

γρη
γορι
μονχ
ν

Γρηγορίῳ ἱ(ερο)μοναχῷ. ἀμήν

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, sigla: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription along the circumference, beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

θκεοηθτσλ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

γρη
γορι
μονχ
ν

Γρηγορίῳ ἱ(ερο)μοναχῷ. ἀμήν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1826
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1981 (reading simply μοναχός).

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γρηγορίῳ ἱερομοναχῷ. ἀμήν

Mother of God, help your servant Gregory, hieromonk.