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Niketas imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΛ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΝΗ
Κ̣.ΤΑ
ΑˊΠΑΘΑ
ΡΙ

Νηκ[ή]τᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

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

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΛ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΝΗ
Κ̣.ΤΑ
ΑˊΠΑΘΑ
ΡΙ

Νηκ[ή]τᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.911
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νηκήτᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Niketas, imperial protospatharios.

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