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Eustathios vestarches, epi tou koitonos and eidikos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representation of St Eustathios holding a spear and shield. Inscription preserved at left: |ε|υ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Εὐ[στάθ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Partially preserved inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

...θ,
.....θι
..τρχη
επιτκ̣Οιτ,
ε̣...κ̣

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)]θ(ει) [Εὐστα]θίῳ [βε]στάρχῃ, ἐπὶ τ(οῦ) κοιτ(ῶνος) (καὶ) ε[ἰδι]κ(ῷ)

Obverse

Half-length representation of St Eustathios holding a spear and shield. Inscription preserved at left: |ε|υ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Εὐ[στάθ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Partially preserved inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

...θ,
.....θι
..τρχη
επιτκ̣Οιτ,
ε̣...κ̣

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)]θ(ει) [Εὐστα]θίῳ [βε]στάρχῃ, ἐπὶ τ(οῦ) κοιτ(ῶνος) (καὶ) ε[ἰδι]κ(ῷ)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.639
Diameter 31.0 mm
Condition Partially flattened on the reverse.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Εὐσταθίῳ βεστάρχῃ, ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος καὶ εἰδικῷ.

Lord, help Eustathtios, vestarches, epi tou koitonos and eidikos.

Commentary

This is undoubtedly the same Eustathios attested with these titles and offices in a document of 1045; see PBW: Eustathios 122.