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Bardas Moudronikes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear and balancing his shield against the ground. Traces of an inscription on either side: ι|σοδ||ρ : [ὁ ἅγ]ι[ο]ς [Θε]όδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ρ
ΧΕ̅υλΣˊ
τμ,νι
ΚΗ

Βάρδᾳ, Χ(ριστ)έ, φύλασ(σε) τῷ Μουδ(ρο)νίκῃ

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear and balancing his shield against the ground. Traces of an inscription on either side: ι|σοδ||ρ : [ὁ ἅγ]ι[ο]ς [Θε]όδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ρ
ΧΕ̅υλΣˊ
τμ,νι
ΚΗ

Βάρδᾳ, Χ(ριστ)έ, φύλασ(σε) τῷ Μουδ(ρο)νίκῃ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3814
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 176 (misread).

Translation

Βάρδᾳ, Χριστέ, φύλασσε τῷ Μουδρονίκῃ.

Christ, protect Bardas Moudronikes.

Commentary

If the abbreviation in the second line is read as Χριστέ (not as Κύριε), the inscription works properly as a metrical verse accommodating the family name Moudronikes.