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John patrikios, imperial protospatharios and sakellarios (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.846
Diameter 26 mm

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock: 

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤ̣̣̣ΔΟΥΛ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΙΝ
Ν̣ΗΠΤΡΗ
Κ,ΣΠΘ,
ΣΚΕΛΛ
ΡΗ

Ἰωάννῃ πατρηκ(ίῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) σακελλαρήῳ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πατρηκίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ σακελλαρήῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and sakellarios.