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Basil Artabanes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Faint traces of sigla at right: θυ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Illegible traces of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θμμ
τ̣ργ,ηθ
τσδ̣
σιλει,
τρτ
ν

Θαμματουργ(ὲ) β(ο)ήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Βασιλεί(ῳ) τῷ Ἀρτ(α)βάν(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Faint traces of sigla at right: θυ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Illegible traces of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θμμ
τ̣ργ,ηθ
τσδ̣
σιλει,
τρτ
ν

Θαμματουργ(ὲ) β(ο)ήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Βασιλεί(ῳ) τῷ Ἀρτ(α)βάν(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1072
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.

Translation

Θαμματουργὲ βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ τῷ Ἀρταβάνῃ.

Worker of miracles, help your servant Basil Artabanes.