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Constantine (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. On either side, sigla: |θ|εο|Δ|ο|ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδορ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

μαρ̣...
χυ̅φ̣..α̣τ
ε̣σο̣..
.ον.̣ν̣
  

μάρ[τυς] Χ(ριστο)ῦ, φ[ύλ]ατ(τ)ε σὸ[ν δ]ού[λ]ον [Κ]ων(σταντῖνον)

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. On either side, sigla: |θ|εο|Δ|ο|ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδορ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

μαρ̣...
χυ̅φ̣..α̣τ
ε̣σο̣..
.ον.̣ν̣
  

μάρ[τυς] Χ(ριστο)ῦ, φ[ύλ]ατ(τ)ε σὸ[ν δ]ού[λ]ον [Κ]ων(σταντῖνον)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3661
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1412.

Translation

μάρτυς Χριστοῦ, φύλαττε σὸν δούλον Κωνσταντῖνον.

Martyr of Christ, protect your servant Constantine.

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