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Michael imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.910
Diameter 20 mm

Obverse

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

ΚΕ..ΘΙΤΣˊ

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οή]θι τῷ σῷ δ(ούλ)ῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΜΙΧ
ΗΛ,Σ
ΠΘΡ,
  

Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Michael, imperial protospatharios.