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N. Ten..abe..., patrikios and hypatos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross mounted on a base of two steps with X on first crossing. Ornamental flowers to either side. Remnants of a circular inscription. Indeterminate border.

. . .Η̣Θ̣Ε̣.

[Κ(ύρι)ε βο]ήθε[ι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

. .
ΠΑΤΡΙΚ
ΥΠΑΤ,Τ̣
ΤΕΝ. .Α
Η. . .

. .πατρικ(ίῳ) [καὶ] ὑπάτ(ῳ) τ[ῷ] Τεν..αβη...

Obverse

Cross mounted on a base of two steps with X on first crossing. Ornamental flowers to either side. Remnants of a circular inscription. Indeterminate border.

. . .Η̣Θ̣Ε̣.

[Κ(ύρι)ε βο]ήθε[ι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

. .
ΠΑΤΡΙΚ
ΥΠΑΤ,Τ̣
ΤΕΝ. .Α
Η. . .

. .πατρικ(ίῳ) [καὶ] ὑπάτ(ῳ) τ[ῷ] Τεν..αβη...

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3126
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Blank larger than die and oddly shaped.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ ὑπάτῳ τῷ Τεν..αβη...

Lord, help your servant Ν. ...Ten[..]abe[...], patrikios and hypatos.