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Theophanes ek prosopou of the imperial estates (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, holding the medallion in front of her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Inscription in upper circumference. Border of dots.

.ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣ,

[Θ(εοτό)]κε βοήθει τῷ σ(ῷ) [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟΦΑ,
ΕΚΑΣΟΠ
Τ,,,ΚΤΗ
ΜΑΤΟΝ
...

Θεοφά(νει) ἐκ (προ)σόπου τ(ῶν) β(ασιλικῶν) κτημάτον

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, holding the medallion in front of her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Inscription in upper circumference. Border of dots.

.ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣ,

[Θ(εοτό)]κε βοήθει τῷ σ(ῷ) [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟΦΑ,
ΕΚΑΣΟΠ
Τ,,,ΚΤΗ
ΜΑΤΟΝ
...

Θεοφά(νει) ἐκ (προ)σόπου τ(ῶν) β(ασιλικῶν) κτημάτον

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.269
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφάνει ἐκ προσόπου τῶν βασιλικῶν κτημάτον.

Lord, help your servant Theophanes, ek prosopou of the imperial estates. 

Commentary

Note the duplication in the reverse inscription ,,