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Abramios magistros, vestarches ... (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding a sword in his right hand. Sigla on either side: χ|ο|ρμ|ι|χ : ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

..̣θ̣.
αραμιο
.αγιστρ,
..σταρχη
....σ...
..τρ

[Κ(ύρι)ε] β(οή)θ(ει) Ἀβραμίο [μ]αγίστρ(ῳ) [βε]στάρχη ...

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding a sword in his right hand. Sigla on either side: χ|ο|ρμ|ι|χ : ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

..̣θ̣.
αραμιο
.αγιστρ,
..σταρχη
....σ...
..τρ

[Κ(ύρι)ε] β(οή)θ(ει) Ἀβραμίο [μ]αγίστρ(ῳ) [βε]στάρχη ...

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4048
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Condition Corroded and partially illegible.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἀβραμίο μαγίστρῳ βεστάρχη ...

Lord, help Abramios, magistros, vestarches ...

Commentary

The last two lines of the inscription are poorly preserved but probably gave the owner's family name.