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Theophanes imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes (ninth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τ - σ | δ - λ. Wreath border.

Θεότοκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

θεο
φνηβσ
πθsκο
τκορτ

Θεοφάνῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κόμ(ητι) τ(ῃς) κόρτ(ης)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τ - σ | δ - λ. Wreath border.

Θεότοκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

θεο
φνηβσ
πθsκο
τκορτ

Θεοφάνῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κόμ(ητι) τ(ῃς) κόρτ(ης)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1429
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos–Veglery, no. 2512

Translation

Θεότοκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφάνῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κόμητι τῃς κόρτης.

Mother of God, help your servant Theophanes imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes.

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