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Theophanes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin praying. Inscription : Μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε
̣ΘΤΣ
Δ̣Λ,ΘΕΟ
Φ̣ΑΝΗ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Θεοφάνῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin praying. Inscription : Μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε
̣ΘΤΣ
Δ̣Λ,ΘΕΟ
Φ̣ΑΝΗ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Θεοφάνῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2593
Diameter 15.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφάνῃ.

Theotokos, help your servant Theophanes.