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Romanos Skleros, magistros, vestes, and doux (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross. Inscription preserved at left: |ι̅|ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ [Πρ(ό)δρ(ομος)]. Along the circumference, traces of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at eight o'clock:

ke

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

μα
.μαγι
,εστ
δ.τ
σκ.η̣ρ,
  

[Ῥ]ωμα[ν(ῷ)] μαγί[στρ(ῳ)] (καὶ) βέστ[ῃ (καὶ)] δου[κ(ὶ)] τῷ Σκ[λ]ηρ(ῷ)

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross. Inscription preserved at left: |ι̅|ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ [Πρ(ό)δρ(ομος)]. Along the circumference, traces of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at eight o'clock:

ke

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

μα
.μαγι
,εστ
δ.τ
σκ.η̣ρ,
  

[Ῥ]ωμα[ν(ῷ)] μαγί[στρ(ῳ)] (καὶ) βέστ[ῃ (καὶ)] δου[κ(ὶ)] τῷ Σκ[λ]ηρ(ῷ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2492
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ῥωμανῷ μαγίστρῳ καὶ βέστῃ καὶ δουκὶ τῷ Σκληρῷ.

Lord, help your servant Romanos Skleros, magistros and vestes and doux.

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