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Stephen imperial spatharokandidatos and tourmarches (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at lower crossing) on step, with fleurons rising above the lower crossbar. Pellets at either side of the upper crossbar. Circular inscription beginning at 7 o’clock. Border of dots.

keοηθιτωσωδλ

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

στεΦ,
σπθ,κ
ντρ
ορχˊ

Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τρομάρχ

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at lower crossing) on step, with fleurons rising above the lower crossbar. Pellets at either side of the upper crossbar. Circular inscription beginning at 7 o’clock. Border of dots.

keοηθιτωσωδλ

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

στεΦ,
σπθ,κ
ντρ
ορχˊ

Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τρομάρχ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.287
Diameter 1.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τρομάρχῃ.

Lord, help your servant Stephen imperial spatharokandidatos and tourmarches.