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Bardanes hypatos (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τ|λσ. Indeterminate border. There seem to be remains of a circular inscription beyond the border, but unfortunately it is illegible.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

βα
ραν
ειπα
.

Βαρδάνει ὑπάτ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τ|λσ. Indeterminate border. There seem to be remains of a circular inscription beyond the border, but unfortunately it is illegible.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

βα
ραν
ειπα
.

Βαρδάνει ὑπάτ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.2073
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου Βαρδάνει ὑπάτῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Bardanes hypatos.