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Theodore, nephew (of the patriarch?) (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing St. Michael with labarum and globus cruciger. Inscription: ΜΧ: Μιχαήλ. Wreath border.

Reverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Inscription: μΡ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Circular inscription between two wreath borders.

...Ε,Θ,ΤΣ,Δ,ΘΕ.ΔΡ,ΤΑΝΕ. . .

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ δούλῳ Θεοδώρ τῷ ἀνεψιῴ τοῦ πατριάρχου (?)

Obverse

Standing St. Michael with labarum and globus cruciger. Inscription: ΜΧ: Μιχαήλ. Wreath border.

Reverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Inscription: μΡ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Circular inscription between two wreath borders.

...Ε,Θ,ΤΣ,Δ,ΘΕ.ΔΡ,ΤΑΝΕ. . .

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ δούλῳ Θεοδώρ τῷ ἀνεψιῴ τοῦ πατριάρχου (?)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1983
Diameter 31.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ τῷ ἀνεψιῴ τοῦ πατριάρχου.

Theotokos, help your servant Theodore, the nephew of the Patriarch.