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Eustratios Chrysopodes (?) (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: Μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ευρα
τιονσκε
ποισμοι
τοπδ

Εὐστράτιον σκέποις μοι το Χρυσοπόδῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: Μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ευρα
τιονσκε
ποισμοι
τοπδ

Εὐστράτιον σκέποις μοι το Χρυσοπόδῃ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2052
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 827.

Translation

Εὐστράτιον σκέποις μοι το Χρυσοπόδῃ.

May you protect me, Eustratios Chrysopodes.

Commentary

The restoration of the owner's family name as Chrysopodes is by no means certain. The last letter of the fourth line of the reverse could be a lambda, in which case the name could be Chrysopolos.