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Christopher imperial strator (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the corners: Τ–Σ|.̣–Λ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border.

Χ̣Ρ̣ΗΣ
ΤΟ̣.ΟΡ.
ΣΙΛΙΚΣ̣
Ρ̣Τ̣Ο̣Ρ

Χρηστο[φ]όρῳ [β]ασιλικῷ σ[τ]ράτορ[ι]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the corners: Τ–Σ|.̣–Λ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border.

Χ̣Ρ̣ΗΣ
ΤΟ̣.ΟΡ.
ΣΙΛΙΚΣ̣
Ρ̣Τ̣Ο̣Ρ

Χρηστο[φ]όρῳ [β]ασιλικῷ σ[τ]ράτορ[ι]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.745
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Chipped below. Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Zacos 1797.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χρηστοφόρῳ βασιλικῷ στράτορι.

Mother of God, help your servant Christopher, imperial strator.

Commentary

See PmbZ #1134.