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Alexios Aristenos, nomophylax (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with medallion in front of her. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ,
Α.ΕΙΟ
ΝΟΜΟΦΥΛ̣
ΤΟΑΡΙΣ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οήθει) Ἀ[λ]εξίο νομοφύλ(ακι) το Ἀρισ[τ(ηνῷ)]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with medallion in front of her. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ,
Α.ΕΙΟ
ΝΟΜΟΦΥΛ̣
ΤΟΑΡΙΣ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οήθει) Ἀ[λ]εξίο νομοφύλ(ακι) το Ἀρισ[τ(ηνῷ)]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1061
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Small chip at bottom of channel.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀλεξίο νομοφύλακι το Ἀριστηνῷ.

Theotokos, help Alexios Aristenos, nomophylax.