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Constantine imperial spatharios (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.868
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Corroded.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Remnants of an inscription in the quarters: ΤΣ̣ : τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, top line effaced. Wreath border.

ΝΣΤΝ
ΤΙΝΒ
.ΠΘ

[Κων]σταντίνῳ (βασιλικῷ) [σ]παθ(αρίῳ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial spatharios.