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Theodore hypatos and chartoularios (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.225
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of three steps. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κεοηθ,τσδλ.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

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

  
θεο
ρυπατο
α ουλαρη
α̣μ̣ην

Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτο (καὶ) χαρ(τ)ουλαρήῳ. ἀμήν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτο καὶ χαρτουλαρήῳ. ἀμήν

Lord, help your servant Theodore, hypatos and chartoularios. Amen

Commentary

Note the unusual abbreviation at the beginning of the third line of the reverse: we read Α with a chi-rho monogram inscribed above and to the right, which we resolve as ΧΑΡ. We cannot, however, reproduce this monogram in our transcription and leave it to the reader to supply the Ρ with the superscript Χ.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.225
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.225
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.225
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

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