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Elpidios patrikios and strategos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. In the quarters: σ|̣̣λ̣ . Thin wreath border.

Χριστὲ βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

λπιι̣
τρικι.
στρτ

[Ἐ]λπιδίῳ [πα]τρικί[ῳ (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. In the quarters: σ|̣̣λ̣ . Thin wreath border.

Χριστὲ βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

λπιι̣
τρικι.
στρτ

[Ἐ]λπιδίῳ [πα]τρικί[ῳ (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1303
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Χριστὲ βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἐλπιδίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Christ, help your servant Elpidios, patrikios and strategos.