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Andrew koubikoularios (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Between two cypress trees, an inscription in three vertical columns, beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

|θ|ε|ο|τ
ο̣|κ|ε|β
ο|η|θ|ε|ι

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Between two cypress trees, an inscription in three vertical columns. Wreath border.

|ν|δ|ρ|ε|
κ|ο|υ|β|ι|κ|ο
υ|λ||ρ|ι|

Ἀνδρέᾳ κουβικουλαρίῳ

Obverse

Between two cypress trees, an inscription in three vertical columns, beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

|θ|ε|ο|τ
ο̣|κ|ε|β
ο|η|θ|ε|ι

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Between two cypress trees, an inscription in three vertical columns. Wreath border.

|ν|δ|ρ|ε|
κ|ο|υ|β|ι|κ|ο
υ|λ||ρ|ι|

Ἀνδρέᾳ κουβικουλαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5331
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀνδρέᾳ κουβικουλαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help Andrew, koubikoularios.

Commentary

Note the rare instance of an inscription engraved in parallel columns.