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Constantine Opos, vestarches (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5640
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Stavros G. Georgiou, "The Byzantine family of Opos: Addenda et corrigenda," Byzantion 83 (2013), no. 14.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.

  
θκεο
ηθειτσ,
λκ̅ν
εσταρχ
τοπ
  

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σ(ῷ) δούλῳ Κων(σταντίνῳ) βεστάρχ(ῃ) τῷ Ὀπῷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βεστάρχῃ τῷ Ὀπῷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Constantine Opos, vestarches.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5640
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Stavros G. Georgiou, "The Byzantine family of Opos: Addenda et corrigenda," Byzantion 83 (2013), no. 14.