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Theodosios ptochotrophos (seventh/eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1823
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Tessera.
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1062.

Obverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΤΟΚΕ
ΒΟΗΘ
Η

Θεοτόκε βοήθη

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΟΣΙΩ
ΠΤΩΧΟ
ΤΡΟΦ
Ω

Θεοδοσίῳ πτωχοτρόφῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Θεοδοσίῳ πτωχοτρόφῳ.

Theotokos, help Theodosios ptochotrophos.

Commentary

As Zacos says, this tessera was likely used as a token in the distribution of alms.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1823
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Tessera.
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1062.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1823
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Tessera.
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1062.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1823
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Tessera.
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1062.

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