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Basil praipositos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Epigraphy preserved at right: Θ̅. [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
̣ΠΡΑΙΠΟ
ΣΙΤ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Βασιλείῳ πραιποσίτῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Epigraphy preserved at right: Θ̅. [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
̣ΠΡΑΙΠΟ
ΣΙΤ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Βασιλείῳ πραιποσίτῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3128
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ πραιποσίτῳ.

Mother of God, help Basil, praipositos.