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Epiphanios Hexamilites, vestarches and judge of the Velum (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne with the medallion of Christ in her lap. Traces of an inscription on either side: ..ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Above, on either side, the words of an invocation:

Θ̣Κ̣Ε̣ΟΗΘΕΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΕΠΙΑ̣ΝΙ
ΕΣΤ..Χ̣
ΚΡΙΤ,Τ...Λ̣
ΤΕ..Ι
 ΛΙΤΙ 

Ἐπιφανίῳ βεστ[άρ]χ(ῃ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τ(οῦ) βήλ(ου) τῷ Ἐξ[αμ]ιλίτι

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne with the medallion of Christ in her lap. Traces of an inscription on either side: ..ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Above, on either side, the words of an invocation:

Θ̣Κ̣Ε̣ΟΗΘΕΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΕΠΙΑ̣ΝΙ
ΕΣΤ..Χ̣
ΚΡΙΤ,Τ...Λ̣
ΤΕ..Ι
 ΛΙΤΙ 

Ἐπιφανίῳ βεστ[άρ]χ(ῃ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τ(οῦ) βήλ(ου) τῷ Ἐξ[αμ]ιλίτι

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.712
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἐπιφανίῳ βεστάρχῃ καὶ κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου τῷ Ἐξαμιλίτι.

Mother of God, help Epiphanios Hexamilites, vestarch and judge of the Velum.