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Theophanes (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1615
Diameter 27 mm

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τσ|λ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θεο
φνειμ
ρτλ
λτν
λνΧῩ

Θεοφάνει ἁμαρτωλῷ δούλῳ τῶν δούλων Χριστοῦ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφάνει ἁμαρτωλῷ δούλῳ τῶν δούλων Χριστοῦ.

Theotokos, help your servant Theophanes, sinner, servant of the servants of Christ.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue to the Shaw collection, Laurent mentions that the ending of the formula found on the reverse presents a small but noteworthy change, Θεοῦ in place of Χριστοῦ, which is commonly found in bishops' signatures. See Laurent, "Mélanges d'épigraphie," 438.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1615
Diameter 27 mm
Accession number BZS.1947.2.1615
Diameter 27 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1615
Diameter 27 mm

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