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Constantine Opos, protonobellisimos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1222
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

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

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. Border of dots.

θ̣κεο
ηθεικ̅ν
ανελλι
σιμοτο
Π

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Κων(σταντίνῳ) (πρωτο)νωβελλισίμο το Ὠπῷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ πρωτονωβελλισίμο το Ὠπῷ.

Mother of God, help Constantine Opos, protonobellisimos.