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Bardas patrikios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with both hands open in front of her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅, Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθ(ει)

Reverse

Bust of Archangel Michael with sceptre and globe. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Χ̅ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

ΑΡΔΑΠ̅Ρ̅Ι̅,

Βάρδᾳ π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with both hands open in front of her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅, Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθ(ει)

Reverse

Bust of Archangel Michael with sceptre and globe. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Χ̅ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

ΑΡΔΑΠ̅Ρ̅Ι̅,

Βάρδᾳ π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1013
Diameter 16.0 mm
Condition Small chips at top and bottom of channel.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βάρδᾳ πατρικίῳ.

Mother of God, help Bardas, patrikios.