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Philaretos (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type) between the open wings of an eagle. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, with a cross above, and what appears to be a cross between fleurons below. Wreath border.


ΦΗΛΑ
ΡΙΤΟΥ
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Φηλαρίτου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type) between the open wings of an eagle. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, with a cross above, and what appears to be a cross between fleurons below. Wreath border.


ΦΗΛΑ
ΡΙΤΟΥ


Φηλαρίτου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2605
Diameter 28.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Φηλαρίτου.

Lord or Mother of God, give Thy aid. (Seal of) Philaretos.