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Constantine (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Traces of epigraphy on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΠΑΡΘ.
ΝΕΟΗΘΕΙ
Τ̣Ο̣Ν̣ΣΟΝ
̣ΟΥΛΟΝ
Κ̅Ν

Παρθ[έ]νε βοήθει τὸν σὸν δούλον Κων(σταντῖνον)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Traces of epigraphy on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΠΑΡΘ.
ΝΕΟΗΘΕΙ
Τ̣Ο̣Ν̣ΣΟΝ
̣ΟΥΛΟΝ
Κ̅Ν

Παρθ[έ]νε βοήθει τὸν σὸν δούλον Κων(σταντῖνον)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3004
Diameter 18.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Παρθένε βοήθει τὸν σὸν δούλον Κωνσταντῖνον.

Virgin, help your servant Constantine.