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Constantine (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θ|εο|δ|ο|ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδορ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

μ....
χυ̅Φ..̣.
τ,σο..
λο̣.κ̣̣̅.

μά[ρτυς] Χ(ριστο)ῦ, φ[ύλ]α[τ]τ(ε) σὸ[ν δ]οῦλο[ν] Κω[ν(σταντῖνον)]

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θ|εο|δ|ο|ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδορ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

μ....
χυ̅Φ..̣.
τ,σο..
λο̣.κ̣̣̅.

μά[ρτυς] Χ(ριστο)ῦ, φ[ύλ]α[τ]τ(ε) σὸ[ν δ]οῦλο[ν] Κω[ν(σταντῖνον)]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3361
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1412.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

μάρτυς, φύλαττε σὸν δοῦλον Κωνσταντῖνον.

Martyr, protect your servant Constantine.