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Gianakios patrikios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Demetrios with shield in left hand and spear in right hand. Sigla on either side: ̣|Δ|ΗΜ|ΤΡ̣ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημ(ή)τρ(ιος). Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Linear border.

κε̅θ
γιανακι
ωπ̅ρ̅ι̅⸣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Γιανάκιῳ π(ατ)ρί(κιῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St Demetrios with shield in left hand and spear in right hand. Sigla on either side: ̣|Δ|ΗΜ|ΤΡ̣ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημ(ή)τρ(ιος). Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Linear border.

κε̅θ
γιανακι
ωπ̅ρ̅ι̅⸣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Γιανάκιῳ π(ατ)ρί(κιῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4162
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Condition Chipped along the circumference.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γιανάκιῳ πατρίκιῳ.

Lord, help Gianakios, patrikios.

Commentary

The owner's name, otherwise unattested, is not certain, but we read the first letter as Γ.