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Peter, Eustathios, Athanasia, Despoina (?) (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ with a nimbus cruciger. Inscription preserved at right: ΧΣ̅ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Within concentric borders of dots, remnants of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

κυριε

Κύριε [βοήθει ...]

Reverse

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

πετρου̣..
τθιουν.
̣σισδεσπ̣
....

Πέτρου, [Εὐσ]ταθίου, Ἀνα[στ]ασίας, Δεσπ[οίνης]

Obverse

Bust of Christ with a nimbus cruciger. Inscription preserved at right: ΧΣ̅ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Within concentric borders of dots, remnants of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

κυριε

Κύριε [βοήθει ...]

Reverse

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

πετρου̣..
τθιουν.
̣σισδεσπ̣
....

Πέτρου, [Εὐσ]ταθίου, Ἀνα[στ]ασίας, Δεσπ[οίνης]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3136
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει ... Πέτρου, Εὐσταθίου, Ἀναστασίας, Δεσποίνης.

Lord, help ... . (Seal of) Peter, Eustathios, Anastasia, Despoina.