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Kosmas monk, raiktor, and proedros (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5347
Diameter 21 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. Peter holding a long cross. Inscription: |Π|ΕΤ|Ρ|Ο|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Indeterminate border.


ΚΕ̅,Θ,

ΚΟΣΜΑ
ΡΑΙΚΤ
ΡΙΟΕ
ΔΡ

Κύριε βοήθει Κοσμᾷ μοναχ, ῥαίκτωρι καὶ προέδρῳ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Κοσμᾷ μοναχῷ, ῥαίκτωρι καὶ προέδρῳ.

Lord, help the monk Kosmas, raiktor, and proedros.

Commentary

The combination of these three honors requires some examination: while raiktors are occasionally clerics, his title of proedros is peculiar: perhaps he is an early eleventh-century proedros, with the office of presidency of the senate, or indeed, a bishop (as proedros means in some instances).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5347
Diameter 21 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.5347
Diameter 21 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.5347
Diameter 21 mm