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Daniel Antigonites(?), vestarches (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans holding the medallion before her. Sigla preserved at right: Θ̅ : [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

ΘΚ̅Ε
̣ΘΔΑΝΙ̣
.Λ̣ΕΣΤΧ
.Α̣Ν̣Τ̣Ι
.ΝΙΤ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Δανι[ὴ]λ βεστ(άρ)χ(ῃ) [τ]ῷ Ἀντι[γ(ο)]νίτ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans holding the medallion before her. Sigla preserved at right: Θ̅ : [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

ΘΚ̅Ε
̣ΘΔΑΝΙ̣
.Λ̣ΕΣΤΧ
.Α̣Ν̣Τ̣Ι
.ΝΙΤ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Δανι[ὴ]λ βεστ(άρ)χ(ῃ) [τ]ῷ Ἀντι[γ(ο)]νίτ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3101
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Condition Heavily worn on obverse; chipped in two places on border.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Δανιὴλ βεστάρχῃ τῷ Ἀντιγονίτῃ.

Theotokos, help Daniel Antigonites, vestarches.

Commentary

The reading of the owner's family is uncertain.