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Michael, son (?) of Artabasdos, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and chartoularios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2670
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Broken along the channel and half preserved. Traces of an earlier strike are visible on the left side of the obverse.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

κε̅..
μιχα..
ασπα...
.χρ...
ρι..

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

...ρτ
...τ.
..αρτ
.ασ

καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τῷ τοῦ Ἀρταβάσδου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τῷ τοῦ Ἀρταβάσδου.

Lord, help Michael, son(?) of Artabasdos, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and chartoularios.

Commentary

The reading of the inscription is admittedly uncertain, given the state of preservation, but the letters visible and the spaces available make it plausible.

Letters from a previous strike can be seen on the left side of the obverse: |α|τ|δ|χ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2670
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Broken along the channel and half preserved. Traces of an earlier strike are visible on the left side of the obverse.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2670
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Broken along the channel and half preserved. Traces of an earlier strike are visible on the left side of the obverse.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2670
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Broken along the channel and half preserved. Traces of an earlier strike are visible on the left side of the obverse.

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