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Constantine Aplesphares, kouropalates (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a high-backed throne, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
οηθει
κ̅νκου
ρπλτη
τπ̣λη
σ̣ρη

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κων(σταντίνῳ) κουρωπαλάτῃ τῷ Ἀπλησφάρῃ

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a high-backed throne, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
οηθει
κ̅νκου
ρπλτη
τπ̣λη
σ̣ρη

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κων(σταντίνῳ) κουρωπαλάτῃ τῷ Ἀπλησφάρῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.965
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ κουρωπαλάτῃ τῷ Ἀπλησφάρῃ.

Mother of God, help Constantine Aplesphares, kouropalates.