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Theodosios Toup..., magistros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a military saint, perhaps St. Demetrios. Part of an inscription visible: - T. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ΚΕ̅Θ̣
ΘΕΟΔΟΣ
ΜΑΓΙΣΤΡ
τ̣Τ,Π

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδοσ(ίῳ) μαγίστρ(ῳ) τῷ Τουπ....

Obverse

Bust of a military saint, perhaps St. Demetrios. Part of an inscription visible: - T. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ΚΕ̅Θ̣
ΘΕΟΔΟΣ
ΜΑΓΙΣΤΡ
τ̣Τ,Π

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδοσ(ίῳ) μαγίστρ(ῳ) τῷ Τουπ....

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2978
Diameter 17.0 mm
Condition Very worn.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδοσίῳ μαγίστρῳ τῷ Τουπ

Lord, help Theodosios Toup..., magistros.

Commentary

The reading of the last preserved line is very uncertain. It appears to form part of the owner's family name, but it may also indicate τῷ τοῦ Π...., "man" or "son" of P..., or an official connected with a place or institution.