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Constantine (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕΠ,
ΠΑΝΑΓΝ,
ΣΟΝΛΑΤ,
Κ̅̅Ν̅

σκέπ(οις), πάναγν(ε), σὸν λάτ(ρην) Κων(σταντῖνον)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕΠ,
ΠΑΝΑΓΝ,
ΣΟΝΛΑΤ,
Κ̅̅Ν̅

σκέπ(οις), πάναγν(ε), σὸν λάτ(ρην) Κων(σταντῖνον)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3724
Diameter 14.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

σκέποις, πάναγνε, σὸν λάτρην Κωνσταντῖνον.

All-holy One, may you protect your servant Constantine.

Commentary

A twelve-syllable verse.