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Christophoros priest (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΧΡΙΣΤΟ
ΦΟΡΟΝΠΑ
Ρ..ΝΕΣΟΝ
ΘΥΤΗΝΣΚ
ΕΠΟΙΣ

Χριστόφορον Παρθένε σὸν θύτην σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΧΡΙΣΤΟ
ΦΟΡΟΝΠΑ
Ρ..ΝΕΣΟΝ
ΘΥΤΗΝΣΚ
ΕΠΟΙΣ

Χριστόφορον Παρθένε σὸν θύτην σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.242
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1078.

Translation

Χριστόφορον, Παρθένε, σὸν θύτην σκέποις.

Virgin, may you watch over your priest Christopher.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. The inscription may indicate that Christopher was a priest of a church of the Virgin, but this is uncertain.