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N. komes of the Kynegion (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of two steps. A star below. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, remains of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κε........υλ

Κ(ύρι)ε [βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δο]ύλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; only the bottom three are partially preserved. Border of dots.

Κμη
τουκην̣υ̣
γηου


... κώμη[τι] τοῦ Κηνυγήου

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of two steps. A star below. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, remains of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κε........υλ

Κ(ύρι)ε [βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δο]ύλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; only the bottom three are partially preserved. Border of dots.

Κμη
τουκην̣υ̣
γηου


... κώμη[τι] τοῦ Κηνυγήου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.846
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Broken; only half preserved.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ... κώμητι τοῦ Κηνυγήου.

Lord, help ... komes of the Kynegion.

Commentary

We read the last word of the inscription as Kynegion, an area near the sea wall in Constantinople and the site of public executions.