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Eustathios Galenos, ostiarios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, orans, with the medallion of Christ before her chest. Sigla to both sides: Μ̄Θ̄: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θκε.
ευσταθ
οστιαρ,
τγαλι
ν

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Εὐσταθίῳ ὀστιαρίῳ τῷ Γαλινῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, orans, with the medallion of Christ before her chest. Sigla to both sides: Μ̄Θ̄: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θκε.
ευσταθ
οστιαρ,
τγαλι
ν

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Εὐσταθίῳ ὀστιαρίῳ τῷ Γαλινῷ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1159
Diameter 13.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Εὐσταθίῳ ὀστιαρίῳ τῷ Γαλινῷ.

Theotokos, help Eustathios Galenos, ostiarios.

Commentary

According to Laurent in his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, this family name is quite rare in this period, only becoming common in the 13th and 14th centuries.