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George imperial spatharios (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.870
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded.

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ΟΗΘΗΤΣ....

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΓΕΟ̣Ρ
ΓΙ/ΣΠ
ΘΡΙΟ

Γεοργίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίο

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γεοργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίο.

Lord, help your servant George, imperial spatharios.