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Soterichos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length depiction of Christ (Antiphonites, "the Respondent") offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. Inscription : ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅̅|Ο|ΑΝ|ΤΦ|ΝΙ|Τ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸ)ς ὁ Ἀντ(ι)φωνιτής. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Decoration above. Border of dots.


ΣΤΗ
ΡΙΧΟΝΣΚΕ
.ΟΙΣΜΕΣΟΝ
ΛΑΤΡΙΝ
ΛΟΓΕ

Σωτήριχον σκέ[π]οις με σὸν λατριν, Λόγε

Obverse

Half-length depiction of Christ (Antiphonites, "the Respondent") offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. Inscription : ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅̅|Ο|ΑΝ|ΤΦ|ΝΙ|Τ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸ)ς ὁ Ἀντ(ι)φωνιτής. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Decoration above. Border of dots.


ΣΤΗ
ΡΙΧΟΝΣΚΕ
.ΟΙΣΜΕΣΟΝ
ΛΑΤΡΙΝ
ΛΟΓΕ

Σωτήριχον σκέ[π]οις με σὸν λατριν, Λόγε

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.737
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Σωτήριχον σκέποις με σὸν λατριν Λόγε.

Holy Word, may you protect me, your servant Soterichos.

Commentary

Metrical inscription of twelve syllables.