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Constantine (?) patrikios and strategos (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2101
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: .ω|.ωσ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ δού[λ]ῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Wreath border.

.τ̣...
νωπ.
ικηωκ
στρτ̣
γ

[Κωνσ]τα[ντί]νῳ πα[τρ]ικήῳ κ[αὶ] στρατ[η]γ[ῷ]

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου Κωνσταντίνῳ πατρικήῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Lord (or Mother of God), help your servant Constantine, patrikios and strategos.

Commentary

The reconstruction of the owner's name is not certain; it requires confirmation from a parallel specimen.