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Constantine stratelates (?) (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣̣–̣|Λ̣–Σ̣.. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σ[οῦ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross at the beginning of first line. Thin wreath border.

Κ̣
ΝΣΤΝΤ
Ι̣ΝΩΣΤΡ
. . . Λ̣

Κωνσταντίνῳ στρ[ατη]λά[τῃ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣̣–̣|Λ̣–Σ̣.. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σ[οῦ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross at the beginning of first line. Thin wreath border.

Κ̣
ΝΣΤΝΤ
Ι̣ΝΩΣΤΡ
. . . Λ̣

Κωνσταντίνῳ στρ[ατη]λά[τῃ]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.777
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σοῦ Κωνσταντίνῳ στρατηλάτῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant Constantine, stratelates.

Commentary

The reconstruction of the title is tentative but plausible.