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Christophoros priest (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.242

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1078.

Details

Diameter:
19 mm

Obverse

Christophoros priest (eleventh century)

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No visible border.

Reverse

Christophoros priest (eleventh century)

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΧΡΙΣΤΟ
ΦΟΡΟΝΠΑ
Ρ..ΝΕΣΟΝ
ΘΥΤΗΝΣΚ
ΕΠΟΙΣ

Χριστόφορον Παρθένε σὸν θύτην σκέποις

Translation

Χριστόφορον, Παρθένε, σὸν θύτην σκέποις.

Virgin, may you watch over your priest Christopher.

Audio

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. The inscription may indicate that Christopher was a priest of a church of the Virgin, but this is uncertain.

 

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