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Theodore protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.916
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΘΚΕ.
ΤΣ
ΘΕΟΡ̣
ΣΠ̣
Ρ̣

Θ(εοτό)κε [β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)] Θεοδώρ[ῳ] (πρωτο)σπα[θα]ρ[ίῳ]

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodore, protospatharios.