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Theodosios imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.918
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 14 mm

Obverse

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

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΛ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets below. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟ
ΟΣΙΑΣ
ΠΑΘΑΡ,
  

Θεοδοσίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδοσίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Theodosios, imperial protospatharios.