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Constantine hypatos (sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.43
Diameter 29 mm

Obverse

Inscription in three lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΤΟΚΕΒ
ΟΗΘΙ 

Θεοτόκε βοήθι

Reverse

Omega-based monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - κ - ν - ο - π - σ - τ - υ - ω

Κωνσταντίνου ὑπάτου

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθι. Κωνσταντίνου ὑπάτου.

Theotokos, give Thy aid. (Seal of) Constantine, hypatos.

Commentary

The Σ may be attached to the Ν, but is barely visible if present at all; however it could also be represented by the right bar of the Τ and central line leading to the Ν. The Π is faintly integrated into the Ν, but seems to be present.