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N. (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ, with a short beard, facing, and with a nimbus cruciger. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

ΒΔΗΘΟΡΣΤΧΩ

Χριστὲ βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Obverse

Bust of Christ, with a short beard, facing, and with a nimbus cruciger. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

ΒΔΗΘΟΡΣΤΧΩ

Χριστὲ βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2994
Diameter 28.0 mm

Translation

Χριστὲ βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Christ, help thy servant.

Commentary

The reading is a little forced, since we must take the intersection of the two bars as T and the lower loop of the B as P. No other resolution comes to mind. The inscription remains anonymous since the Ε necessary for Theodore or Theodosios (as read by previous editors) does not appear.