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Pardos (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading τῷ σῷ δούλῳ; in the four quarters, ΠΑΡΩ. Wreath border.

τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πάρδῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading τῷ σῷ δούλῳ; in the four quarters, ΠΑΡΩ. Wreath border.

τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πάρδῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.617
Diameter 31.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1571.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πάρδῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Pardos.

Commentary

The name Pardos is quite certain; though part of the upper right field of the monogram is chipped off, any letter placed between the ρ and δ would give a less satisfactory resolution.

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