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Theophilos monk (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.421
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 11 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, orans, her hands extended towards the manus Dei above. Inscription: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅ΕΟ
ΗΘΙΘΕΟ
ΦΙΛΜΟ
ΝΑΧ

Θεοτόκε βοήθι Θεοφίλ μοναχῷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθι Θεοφίλῳ μοναχῷ.

Theotokos, help Theophilos the monk.