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Theodore vestarches (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns:|Θ|Ε|.Δ̣|.|Ρ̣, : ὁ ἄ(γιος) Θε[ό]δ[ω]ρ(ος). Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Linear border.

κε̅θ
θεοδ
ρ,εα
ρχη

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδώρ(ῳ) βεστάρχῃ

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns:|Θ|Ε|.Δ̣|.|Ρ̣, : ὁ ἄ(γιος) Θε[ό]δ[ω]ρ(ος). Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Linear border.

κε̅θ
θεοδ
ρ,εα
ρχη

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδώρ(ῳ) βεστάρχῃ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2682
Diameter 14.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm
Condition Corrosion most apparent on the right side of the reverse.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ βεστάρχῃ.

Lord, help Theodore, vestarches.