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John imperial notarios of the dromos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: Τ..|..Λ̣. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ δού]λῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Indeterminate border.

̣'ΝΟΤΑ̣
ΡΙΤΟΥ̣
ΔΡΟΜ,

[Ἰω(άννῃ)] β(ασιλικῷ) νοταρίῳ τοῦ δρόμ(ου)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: Τ..|..Λ̣. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ δού]λῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Indeterminate border.

̣'ΝΟΤΑ̣
ΡΙΤΟΥ̣
ΔΡΟΜ,

[Ἰω(άννῃ)] β(ασιλικῷ) νοταρίῳ τοῦ δρόμ(ου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4157
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Very worn.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ δού]λῳ Ἰω(άννῃ βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ τοῦ δρόμου.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant John, imperial notarios of the dromos.

Commentary

The owner's name has been restored on the basis of Laurent, Corpus II, no. 448, where a better preserved parallel shows Ἰωάννῃ on the reverse.