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Kaloeidos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross on three steps, with pellets in the quarters. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription.

Κε̅οηθτσουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, beginning with a cross. Row of pellets above, tendril decorations below. Border of dots.


ΚΑΛΟ
.ΔΟΑΜΗΝ
ΓΕΝΥΤ


Καλο[ει]δο. ἀμήν, γένυτω

Obverse

Cross on three steps, with pellets in the quarters. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription.

Κε̅οηθτσουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, beginning with a cross. Row of pellets above, tendril decorations below. Border of dots.


ΚΑΛΟ
.ΔΟΑΜΗΝ
ΓΕΝΥΤ


Καλο[ει]δο. ἀμήν, γένυτω

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1610
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Καλοειδο, ἀμήν, γένυτω.

Lord, help your servant Kaloeidos. Amen, so may it be.

Commentary

The owner's name is unusual and uncertain.