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Constantine magistros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Sigla preserved at right: |ρ|γ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε]ώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

θ̣κ̅ε,θ,
κ̣̅νμα
.ιστρ̣
οτφι̣
λαρε̣.

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κων(σταντίνῳ) μα[γ]ίστρῳ ὁ τοῦ Φιλαρέ[τ(ου)]

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Sigla preserved at right: |ρ|γ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε]ώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

θ̣κ̅ε,θ,
κ̣̅νμα
.ιστρ̣
οτφι̣
λαρε̣.

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κων(σταντίνῳ) μα[γ]ίστρῳ ὁ τοῦ Φιλαρέ[τ(ου)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1640
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ μαγίστρῳ ὁ τοῦ Φιλαρέτου.

Mother of God, help Constantine magistros, son of Philaretos.

Commentary

The last part of the inscription, ὁ τοῦ Φιλαρέτου, could be a patronymic (as we translate it here) or an indication of the owner's personal service, "man of Philaretos."