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Constantine Opos, vestarches (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.

  
θκεο
ηθειτσ,
λκ̅ν
εσταρχ
τοπ
  

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σ(ῷ) δούλῳ Κων(σταντίνῳ) βεστάρχ(ῃ) τῷ Ὀπῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.

  
θκεο
ηθειτσ,
λκ̅ν
εσταρχ
τοπ
  

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σ(ῷ) δούλῳ Κων(σταντίνῳ) βεστάρχ(ῃ) τῷ Ὀπῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5640
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Stavros G. Georgiou, "The Byzantine family of Opos: Addenda et corrigenda," Byzantion 83 (2013), no. 14.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βεστάρχῃ τῷ Ὀπῷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Constantine Opos, vestarches.

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