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Theophanes praipositos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with medallion of Christ on chest. Sigla to either side: ΜΡ̣̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

θκε̣
σκεπετ̣
σδΛθε
φαπραΙ̣
.Ο̣σιτ̣

Θ(εοτό)κε σκέπε τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Θε[ο]φάνῃ πραι[π]οσίτῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with medallion of Christ on chest. Sigla to either side: ΜΡ̣̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

θκε̣
σκεπετ̣
σδΛθε
φαπραΙ̣
.Ο̣σιτ̣

Θ(εοτό)κε σκέπε τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Θε[ο]φάνῃ πραι[π]οσίτῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2695
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε σκέπε τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφάνῃ πραιποσίτῳ.

Theotokos, protect your servant Theophanes, praipositos.