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Tellos (?) (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.353
Diameter 20 mm


Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει


Cruciform monogram, reading Τελλῷ (?); in the quarters: .οΣ.|ΔΛο. Wreath border.

τὸ σ δούλο Τελλῷ (?)


Θεοτόκε βοήθει τὸ σὸ δούλο Τελλῷ (?).

Theotokos, help your servant Tellos (?).


The reverse cruciform monogram is cut-off on part of its upper region; as a result, the top letter is cut off completely, but most likely must be a Τ or Γ to fit within the border of the monogram.