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Symeon Sarantinos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing; details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: ..θυ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅εοηθˊ
τσδολ
συμεντ
σρντινο

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δόλου Συμεὼν τῷ Σαραντινο

Obverse

The Mother of God standing; details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: ..θυ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅εοηθˊ
τσδολ
συμεντ
σρντινο

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δόλου Συμεὼν τῷ Σαραντινο

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4032
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δόλου Συμεὼν τῷ Σαραντινο.

Mother of God, help your servant Symeon Sarantinos.

Commentary

Note the unusual ligature of ΑΝ in the last line of the reverse. We also keep the mistakenly rendered δόλου which the engraver meant to give as δούλο.