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John deacon, kouboukleisios, imperial cleric and chartophylax (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom dressed as a bishop, blessing with his r. hand and holding the gospel in his l. hand. Inscription to l. and to r.: |ΙΩ|Ο|ΣΟ|Τ: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος. Circular inscription within border of dots.

κεβοηθτωσωδ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ιωδ.ακ,
κκλ,̄
κληρ.κ,
χαρτ.φυ
λακ,

Ἰωάννῃ διακόνῳ κουβουκλεισίῳ βασιλικῷ κληρικ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom dressed as a bishop, blessing with his r. hand and holding the gospel in his l. hand. Inscription to l. and to r.: |ΙΩ|Ο|ΣΟ|Τ: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος. Circular inscription within border of dots.

κεβοηθτωσωδ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ιωδ.ακ,
κκλ,̄
κληρ.κ,
χαρτ.φυ
λακ,

Ἰωάννῃ διακόνῳ κουβουκλεισίῳ βασιλικῷ κληρικ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.48
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 90.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ διακόνῳ κουβουκλεισίῳ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι.

Lord, help your servant John deacon, kouboukleisios, imperial cleric, and chartophylax.

Commentary

Laurent mentions that a chartophylax John is mentioned in a Sinai manuscript dated to 1039.