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Constantine father of the city (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross potent on a base of three steps. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοιθιτοσοδ..

Κύριε βοίθι το σο δού[λῳ]

Reverse

An animal, seemingly a dog, with its head turned back. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

...σταντινπατιρπολε̣..

[Κων]σταντίνῳ πατὶρ πόλε[ως]

Obverse

Cross potent on a base of three steps. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοιθιτοσοδ..

Κύριε βοίθι το σο δού[λῳ]

Reverse

An animal, seemingly a dog, with its head turned back. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

...σταντινπατιρπολε̣..

[Κων]σταντίνῳ πατὶρ πόλε[ως]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3160
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοίθι το σο δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ πατὶρ πόλεως.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, father of the city.

Commentary

It is likely that the engraver mistakenly inscribed πατὶρ instead of the expected form πατρὶ which would accord with the owner's name in the dative case.