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Theophanes praipositos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: .Ρ̣̅Θ̣̅. : [Μ(ήτη)]ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

θκ̣ε̣
σ̣κεπετ
σδΛ,θεο
φαπραι
ποσιτ

Θ(εοτό)κε σκέπε τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Θεοφάνῃ πραιποσίτῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: .Ρ̣̅Θ̣̅. : [Μ(ήτη)]ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

θκ̣ε̣
σ̣κεπετ
σδΛ,θεο
φαπραι
ποσιτ

Θ(εοτό)κε σκέπε τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Θεοφάνῃ πραιποσίτῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2694
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε σκέπε τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφάνῃ πραιποσίτῳ.

Theotokos, protect your servant Theophanes, praipositos.