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Epinikos hypatos (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.331
Diameter 33 mm

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration below. Border of dots.

ΕΠΗ
ΝΗΚΩ
ΥΠΑΤ
Ω   
 

Ἐπηνήκῳ ὑπάτῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἐπινίκῳ ὑπάτῳ.

Theotokos, help Epinikos hypatos.

Commentary

The engraver of the reverse inscription showed a poor sense of spacing in his last line, as the ω is the only letter of the line and is strangely put far to the left. Additionally, he carved two Η's instead of the expected two Ι's, rendering the name Ἐπινίκῳ into as  Ἐπηνήκῳ.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.331
Diameter 33 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.331
Diameter 33 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.331
Diameter 33 mm

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