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Artavasdos patrikios and strategos (eighth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the corners: Τ–|Λ–Σ̣. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βο[ή]θει τῷ δ[ού]λῳ σοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross between tendrils at the top and bottom. Indeterminate border.

  
̣ΡΤΥΣ
̣ΠΤΡ
ΙΚΙΩΣΤ
Ρ̣Τ̣ΗΓ̣
  

Ἀρταυάσδῳ πατρικίῳ (καὶ) στρατηγῷ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the corners: Τ–|Λ–Σ̣. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βο[ή]θει τῷ δ[ού]λῳ σοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross between tendrils at the top and bottom. Indeterminate border.

  
̣ΡΤΥΣ
̣ΠΤΡ
ΙΚΙΩΣΤ
Ρ̣Τ̣ΗΓ̣
  

Ἀρταυάσδῳ πατρικίῳ (καὶ) στρατηγῷ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.707
Diameter 30.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σοῦ Ἀρταυάσδῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Artavasdos, patrikios and strategos.

Commentary

See PmbZ #632.