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Constantine/Anastasios patrikios (sixth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1990

Details

Diameter:
27 mm
Condition:
Struck off-center.

Obverse

Constantine/Anastasios patrikios (sixth century)

Eagle with open wings between which is cruciform invocative monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (apparently). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Constantine/Anastasios patrikios (sixth century)

Cruciform monogram. To the l. (and to the r.?), tree or palm. Wreath border.

α - ι - κ - ν - π - ρ - σ - τ - ω

Κωνσταντίνῳ/Ἀναστασίῳ πατρικίῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ/Ἀναστασίῳ πατρικίῳ.

Theotokos, help Constantine/Anastasios patrikios.

Audio

Commentary

The reverse complex monogram cannot be read in full as the die was not struck upon the center of the flan. However, based on the remains of the border, it appears that there is no space for an ligature, but only for a Τ placed above the Ρ. With the presence of the ligature, the monogram would assuredly read Κωνσταντίνου πατρικίου in the dative, but without it, it reads a dative and could contain either of the common names Anastasios or Constantine.

 

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