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Elias xenodochos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4332
Diameter 28 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with both hands open in front of her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with lines above and below. Border of dots.

θ̅κ̅ε̅,
ηθ,τσδ.
ηλιαε
νοδοχ,
 

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἠλίᾳ ξενοδόχ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἠλίᾳ ξενοδόχῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant the xenodochos Elias.