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John imperial strator and ... (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross. Partially preserved circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

ΟΗΘ,Τ̣

[Κύριε or Θεοτόκε] βοήθ(ει) τ[ῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Border of dots.

Ι̣ΑΝ,
Η̣ΣΤΡ.
.ΟΠ,Κ

Ἰωάν[ν]ῃ β(ασιλικῷ) στρ[ατ]ορ(ι) (καὶ) κ...

Obverse

Patriarchal cross. Partially preserved circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

ΟΗΘ,Τ̣

[Κύριε or Θεοτόκε] βοήθ(ει) τ[ῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Border of dots.

Ι̣ΑΝ,
Η̣ΣΤΡ.
.ΟΠ,Κ

Ἰωάν[ν]ῃ β(ασιλικῷ) στρ[ατ]ορ(ι) (καὶ) κ...

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3089
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ στρατορι καὶ κ...

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant John, imperial strator and k...