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Solomon (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of three steps. In the quarters: Ισ|..νι|κα : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστὸ)ς] νικᾷ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κεο
ιθ̣ητοσο
σολ
ομοντ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοίθη το σο δ(ούλ)ῳ Σολομόντ(ι)

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of three steps. In the quarters: Ισ|..νι|κα : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστὸ)ς] νικᾷ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κεο
ιθ̣ητοσο
σολ
ομοντ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοίθη το σο δ(ούλ)ῳ Σολομόντ(ι)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2457
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Condition Upside down
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοίθη το σο δούλῳ Σολομόντι.

Lord, help your servant Solomon.