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Soterios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

θκ̅ε
σκεπεφυ
λατ,εδεσι
μτατον
στηριο
.

Θεοτόκε, σκέπε, φύλατε ἐδεσιμώτατον Σωτήριο[ν]

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

θκ̅ε
σκεπεφυ
λατ,εδεσι
μτατον
στηριο
.

Θεοτόκε, σκέπε, φύλατε ἐδεσιμώτατον Σωτήριο[ν]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.184
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε, σκέπε, φύλατε ἐδεσιμώτατον Σωτήριον.

Mother of God, protect and guard the most venerable Soteriοs.