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Kallistos imperial kandidatos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). In the quarters: τσ|λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

κλη̣
τ̣βση̣
λ̣η̣κοκν̣
ηΔτ̣

Καλή[σ]τῳ βασηληκο κανδηδάτ(ῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). In the quarters: τσ|λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

κλη̣
τ̣βση̣
λ̣η̣κοκν̣
ηΔτ̣

Καλή[σ]τῳ βασηληκο κανδηδάτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2280
Diameter 28.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Καλήστῳ βασηληκο κανδηδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Kallistos, imperial kandidatos.