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Constantine Choirosphaktes, praitor (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

χσ̅̣ο
ηθοσ̣.ν
λ̣ογοισεν
πρακτ.
οισ

Χ(ριστὸ)ς βοηθὸς [ἐ]ν λόγοις, ἐν πρακτ[έ]οις

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines; illegible traces of a last line visible. Border of dots.

κ̅ν
πραιτ
.ιτχο
ρ̣οσφα̣

Κων(σταντίνῳ) πραίτω[ρ]ι τῷ Χο[ι]ροσφά[κτῃ]

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

χσ̅̣ο
ηθοσ̣.ν
λ̣ογοισεν
πρακτ.
οισ

Χ(ριστὸ)ς βοηθὸς [ἐ]ν λόγοις, ἐν πρακτ[έ]οις

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines; illegible traces of a last line visible. Border of dots.

κ̅ν
πραιτ
.ιτχο
ρ̣οσφα̣

Κων(σταντίνῳ) πραίτω[ρ]ι τῷ Χο[ι]ροσφά[κτῃ]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1650
Diameter 17.0 mm

Translation

Χριστὸς βοηθὸς ἐν λόγοις, ἐν πρακτέοις Κωνσταντίνῳ πραίτωρι τῷ Χοιροσφάκτῃ.

Christ be of aid to the praitor Constantine Choirosphaktes in the crafting of his letters and deeds.

Commentary

A distinctive metrical inscription.