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Christopher (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3585
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Corroded.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

χ̣ρ̣ισ̣
ορο,..
λαττε..
σονοικ̣.
τ̣η̣ν̣

Χρισ[το]φόρο(ν) [φύ]λαττε [με] σὸν οἰκ(έ)την

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

τ..
ρ̣ατα̣ι̣α̣
εια
θυ̅λογε

τ[ῇ κ]ραταιᾷ δεξιᾷ [σ(οῦ)] Θ(εο)ῦ Λόγε

Translation

Χριστοφόρον φύλαττε με σὸν οἰκέτην τῇ κραταιᾷ δεξιᾷ σοῦ Θεοῦ Λόγε.

Logos of God, with your mighty right hand protect me, your servant Christopher.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses.