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Demetrios vestes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Mother of God orans within a border of dots. Sigla to either side: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ).

Reverse

Inscription of four lines within a border of dots.

ΚΕ̅̣Θ̣
ΔΗΜ̣Η
ΤΡΙ
ΕΣΤ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Δημητρίῳ βέστ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of Mother of God orans within a border of dots. Sigla to either side: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ).

Reverse

Inscription of four lines within a border of dots.

ΚΕ̅̣Θ̣
ΔΗΜ̣Η
ΤΡΙ
ΕΣΤ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Δημητρίῳ βέστ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4276
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition The overstrike is much smaller in diameter than the understrike.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Δημητρίῳ βέστῃ.

Lord, help Demetrios, vestes.

Commentary

The understrike shows an illegible inscription and another border of dots on both obverse and reverse.