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Theopemptos imperial protospatharios (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.919
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Corroded along the circumference.

Obverse

A cross on a base of steps (details obscure). Fleurons on either side. Along the circumference, traces of a circular inscription: ΤΣΟΥ. Border of dots.

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δού[λῳ]

Reverse

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

ΘΕΟ
ΠΕΜ̣Π̣ΤΟ
̣ΑΣΗΛΗ.
ΣΠ.
ΡΗΟ

Θεοπέμπτο βασηλη[κ]ῷ (πρωτο)σπα[θ]αρήο

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοπέμπτο βασηληκῷ πρωτοσπαθαρήο.

Lord, help your servant Theopemptos, imperial protospatharios.