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Theodore vestes (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios, holding a spear (possibly a sword) in his right hand, a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Δ|ΗΜ|Τ|Ι, : ὁ ἄ(γιος) Δημ(ή)τ(ρ)ι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
θεοδο
ροεσ
τ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδόρο βέστ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios, holding a spear (possibly a sword) in his right hand, a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Δ|ΗΜ|Τ|Ι, : ὁ ἄ(γιος) Δημ(ή)τ(ρ)ι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
θεοδο
ροεσ
τ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδόρο βέστ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2683
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm
Condition Chip at bottom of channel on reverse.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδόρο βέστῃ.

Lord, help Theodore, vestes,