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Drosos imperial spatharios (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.869
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 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ΟΗΘΤΣΟΥΛ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ΡΟ
̣ΑΗ
ΛΗΚΣΠ
Α,ΑΡ,

Δρόσῳ βασηληκῷ σπα(θ)αρ(ίῳ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Δρόσῳ βασηληκῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Drosos, imperial spatharios.