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Constantine Delianos (?) (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. On either side, the sigla: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Border of dots.

θκε,θ,
κ̣̣̅ν̣το
̣ελια

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κων(σταντίνῳ) το Δελιά(νῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. On either side, the sigla: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Border of dots.

θκε,θ,
κ̣̣̅ν̣το
̣ελια

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κων(σταντίνῳ) το Δελιά(νῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1202
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Corroded.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ το Δελιάνῳ.

Mother of God, help Constantine Delianos.

Commentary

The restoration of the owner's family name awaits confirmation from a better preserved parallel.