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Theodore protospatharios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.917
Diameter 22 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: ΟΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΘΚ̅Ε
ΤΣ̣
ΘΕΟΡ̣
ΑΣΠΑΘΑ̣
 ΡΙ, 

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ)] Θεοδώρ[ῳ] (πρωτο)σπαθαρί(ῳ)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodore, protospatharios.