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Constantine Opos, magistros and vestarches (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2958
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Corroded on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. S.G. Georgiou, "The Byzantine family of Opos: Addenda et corrigenda," Byzantion 83 (2013), no. 14.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

θ̅κ̣̅...
ηθει̣κ̅.
μγιστρ
εστρχ
τπ

Θ(εοτό)κ[ε βο]ήθει Κω[ν(σταντίνῳ)] μαγίστρῳ, βεστάρχ(ῃ) τῷ Ὠπῷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ μαγίστρῳ, βεστάρχῃ τῷ Ὠπῷ.

Mother of God, help Constantine Opos, magistros and vestarches.