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Theodore kouboukleisios (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.301
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Reverse is chipped on the left. Obverse is struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 183.

Obverse

Bust of Virgin, nimbate, with hands up before her chest. Sigla visible to the left: Μ̄ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Circular inscription within border of dots.

ΘΚΕΘ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ
.Θ,ΘΕ
.ΟΡ,Κ
.ΚΛΙ
ΣΗΟ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεωδόρ κουβουκλισήο

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεωδόρῳ κουβουκλισήο.

Theotokos, help your servant. Theotokos, help Theodore kouboukleisios.

Commentary

The reverse contains a second invocation, which requires some explanation. It is possible that the reverse die was recarved without care for the content of the obverse, especially as it seems to be in a somewhat rougher style epigraphically.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.301
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Reverse is chipped on the left. Obverse is struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 183.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.301
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Reverse is chipped on the left. Obverse is struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 183.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.301
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Reverse is chipped on the left. Obverse is struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 183.

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