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Mauros patrikios (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V or VIII). In the quarters: ΤΔ|ΛΣ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines between two cypress trees.

μα
υρΩ
πατρ
ικι
Ω

Μαύρῳ πατρικίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V or VIII). In the quarters: ΤΔ|ΛΣ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines between two cypress trees.

μα
υρΩ
πατρ
ικι
Ω

Μαύρῳ πατρικίῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1185
Diameter 31.0 mm
Condition Chips at top and bottom of channel.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου Μαύρῳ πατρικίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Mauros, patrikios.