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Theodore hypatos (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

θεο
ρυπ
τ

Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτ{α}

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

θεο
ρυπ
τ

Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτ{α}

Accession number BZS.1958.106.882
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Poorly engraved on the obverse.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτῳ.

Mother of God, help Theodore, hypatos.

Commentary

Notice the engraver's apparent mistake on the reverse, where he put an alpha instead of an omega, then added the necessary omega after the superfluous letter.