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Token (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St Stephen standing, flanked by crosses, holding a censer in his right hand and his discourse on Scripture in his left. On either side, sigla in columns: ο|γι|ο|σστ|εφ|ν|οσ : ὁ ἅγιος Στέφανος. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines ending with a cross. A cross above. Wreath border.


οελεον
πτοχων
δνιζηθ
εω

ὁ έλεον πτοχὼν δανίζη Θεῷ

Obverse

St Stephen standing, flanked by crosses, holding a censer in his right hand and his discourse on Scripture in his left. On either side, sigla in columns: ο|γι|ο|σστ|εφ|ν|οσ : ὁ ἅγιος Στέφανος. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines ending with a cross. A cross above. Wreath border.


οελεον
πτοχων
δνιζηθ
εω

ὁ έλεον πτοχὼν δανίζη Θεῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1867
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

ὁ έλεον πτοχὼν δανίζη Θεῷ.

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.

Commentary

The inscription quotes Proverbs 19: 17.