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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.941
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 12 mm

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding a spear in right hand and shield in left hand. Inscription: οδη : Ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕΠ,
ΑΘΛΗΤΑ
ΤΗΣΓΡΑΦ,
ΤΟΝΔΕΣ
.ΟΤ,

Σκέποις ἀθλητὰ τῆς γραφῆς τὀν δεσπότην.

Translation

Σκέποις, ἀθλητὰ, τῆς γραφῆς τὀν δεσπότην.

Champion, protect the owner of this letter.