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Paul imperial asekretis (seventh/eighth centuries)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.305

Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1369.

Details

Diameter:
30 mm
Field:
21 mm
Weight:
27.40 g

Obverse

Paul imperial asekretis (seventh/eighth centuries)

Full-length figure of the Virgin Hodegetria, facing, standing and nimbate, holding the infant Christ on her l. arm. Christ has nimbus cruciform. In fields l. and r., invocative monograms reading Θεοτόκε and βοήθη respectively. Linear Border.

To l.,    ε - θ - κ - ο - τ

Θεοτόκε

To r.,    β - η - θ - ο

βοήθη

Reverse

Paul imperial asekretis (seventh/eighth centuries)

In center, block monogram. Crosses in fields above and below. Two-word Circular inscription beginning on l., with cross before both words. All within wreath border.

α - λ - π - υ - ω

Παύλῳ

In circle, βασιλικῷ ἀσηκρῆτις

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Παύλῳ βασιλικῷ ἀσηκρῆτις

Theotokos, help Paul the imperial asekretis

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