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Hadrianos/Andronios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

In center within border of dots, cruciform monogram, reading Ἀδριανῷ/Ἀνδρωνίῳ; in circle around it, inscription with cross at beginning at the top. All within indeterminate border.

πιστοδουλοτισαγιαστρια

Ἀδριανῷ/Ἀνδρωνίῳ πίστο δούλο τῖς Ἁγίας Τριάδος

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

In center within border of dots, cruciform monogram, reading Ἀδριανῷ/Ἀνδρωνίῳ; in circle around it, inscription with cross at beginning at the top. All within indeterminate border.

πιστοδουλοτισαγιαστρια

Ἀδριανῷ/Ἀνδρωνίῳ πίστο δούλο τῖς Ἁγίας Τριάδος

Accession number BZS.1955.1.341
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 624a.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀδριανῷ/Ἀνδρωνίῳ πίστο δούλο τῖς Ἁγίας Τριάδος.

Theotokos, help Hadrianos/Andronios, faithful servant of the Holy Trinity.

Commentary

The reverse circular invocative monogram has a number of strange spellings: both πίστῳ and δούλῳ are spelled with final ο instead of ω, and τῆς is spelled with an ῖ, as a result of iotacization.