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Theodotos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore, blessing and holding the book. Faint traces of inscription: |θε|.δ|ρ|οσ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε[ό]δωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

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ΘΕ
ΤΔ
ΛΟΣΧΡΗ
ΣΤΟΥ
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Θεωδώτῳ δοῦλος Χρηστοῦ

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore, blessing and holding the book. Faint traces of inscription: |θε|.δ|ρ|οσ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε[ό]δωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.


ΘΕ
ΤΔ
ΛΟΣΧΡΗ
ΣΤΟΥ


Θεωδώτῳ δοῦλος Χρηστοῦ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.41
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεωδώτῳ δοῦλος Χρηστοῦ.

Theodotos, servant of Christ.

Commentary

The owner's name is engraved in the dative case, whereas the subject complement is in the nominative.