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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

θκ̅ε
̣οηθη̣
το̣νεχ..
τατο

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθη τὸν ἔχ[ον]τά το

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

θκ̅ε
̣οηθη̣
το̣νεχ..
τατο

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθη τὸν ἔχ[ον]τά το

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2847
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη τὸν ἔχοντά το.

Mother of God, help the owner.