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Stephanos imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.914
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the bottom.

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ΟΗΘΤΣΛ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

ΣΤΕ
ΑΝΑΣΙ
ΛΙΚΑΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡΗ

Στεφάνῳ βασιλικ(ῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρήῳ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρήῳ.

Lord, help your servant Stephanos, imperial protospatharios.