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Constantine Barys, ostiarios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Θ̣ke,θ,
τ̣σ
κνοστι
ριτ
ρ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κων(σταντίνῳ) ὀστιαρίῳ τῷ Βαρ(εῖ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Θ̣ke,θ,
τ̣σ
κνοστι
ριτ
ρ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κων(σταντίνῳ) ὀστιαρίῳ τῷ Βαρ(εῖ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1693
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Struck off center.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ ὀστιαρίῳ τῷ Βαρεῖ.

Mother of God, help your servant Constantine, ostiarios.