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Constantine cleric and . . . (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Double cross on three steps, with ornamental flowers rising from base. Circular inscription within indeterminate border.

κεοηθτωσωδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

κονστ
αντ,κλ.
ρηκ,κ,εκ.
ρ,ορκασ

Κονσταντίνῳ κληρηκ καὶ εκ.ρ (?) ὀρκας (?)

Obverse

Double cross on three steps, with ornamental flowers rising from base. Circular inscription within indeterminate border.

κεοηθτωσωδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

κονστ
αντ,κλ.
ρηκ,κ,εκ.
ρ,ορκασ

Κονσταντίνῳ κληρηκ καὶ εκ.ρ (?) ὀρκας (?)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5015
Diameter 16.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κονσταντίνῳ κληρηκῷ καὶ . . .

Lord, help your servant Constantine cleric and . . .

Commentary

The last line and a half of the reverse inscription is unclear; the last letter of the third line seems circular, but no circular letter provides a coherent reading. The final letters, forming ΟΡΚΑΣ, are legible but do not make sense.