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Orestios ostiarios (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist offering a blessing and holding a staff cross. Epigraphy on either side: |ι̅|ο|.|ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δ[ρ]ο[μ(ος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
κε̣̅̣,θ,
τ.̣λ,
ορεστιο
οστι
ρ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ [σ]ῷ δ(ού)λ(ῳ) Ὀρεστίο ὀστιαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist offering a blessing and holding a staff cross. Epigraphy on either side: |ι̅|ο|.|ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δ[ρ]ο[μ(ος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
κε̣̅̣,θ,
τ.̣λ,
ορεστιο
οστι
ρ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ [σ]ῷ δ(ού)λ(ῳ) Ὀρεστίο ὀστιαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.19
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Condition Dented on reverse.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ὀρεστίο ὀστιαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Orestios, ostiarios.