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> Perhaps we should see it as an abbreviation for "IHCOYC XPICTOC"
> (IÍsous Christos)? I believe it is still common in Greek Orthodox
> circles to abbreviate this as "IC XC". Just a stray thought, as I
> haven't been following this thread closely and don't know how it
> would fit into the context --- perhaps something to do with "a year
> before JC" (?).
No, the letters come in a formulaic position where periods or points
of time are indicated. Furthermore the abbots and clerics talked
about in BaBr usually lived in the 10th century, as far as we could
make out so far.