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Pyrrhos nobelissimos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

St Theodore standing, holding a spear and shield. Sigla on both sides: ̣|θ̣|εο|δ|.|ο̣ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδω[ρ]ο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

φρρ,
μεπυ..
ε̣..
..ιμονκ.
μαρτυ.

φρούρ(ει) με Πύ[ρρο]ν νωβε[λίσσ]ιμον, Κ(υρίο)[υ] μάρτυ[ς]

Obverse

St Theodore standing, holding a spear and shield. Sigla on both sides: ̣|θ̣|εο|δ|.|ο̣ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδω[ρ]ο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

φρρ,
μεπυ..
ε̣..
..ιμονκ.
μαρτυ.

φρούρ(ει) με Πύ[ρρο]ν νωβε[λίσσ]ιμον, Κ(υρίο)[υ] μάρτυ[ς]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2168
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Dented on the obverse.

Translation

φρούρει με Πύρρον νωβελισσιμον, Κυρίου μάρτυς.

Martyr of the Lord, protect me, Pyrrhos nobelissimos.

Commentary

The inscription appears to be metrical, consisting of three five-syllable parts.