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Euthymios protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou, thesmographos and imperial chrysoglyptes (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.851
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Bust of St. Euthymios orans, in monk's garb and wearing a long beard. Sigla on both sides: .|ευ|θ.|.ι|οσ : ἅγιος Εὐθύμιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

κεθ
ευθυμιο
ασπαθαρ,
επ,τγκλ
θεσμ,γρα
̅⸣ γλη
πτι

Κύριε βοήθει Εὐθυμίο πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου, θεσμογράφῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ χρυσογλήπτι

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Εὐθυμίο πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου, θεσμογράφῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ χρυσογλήπτι.

Lord, help Euthymios protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou, thesmographos and imperial gold carver.

Commentary

The rarely attested office of chrysoglyptes may have been included among the departments of the epi tou eidikou entrusted with precious or raw materials; cf. Listes, 317.

Note the pi-tau ligature in the final line of the reverse.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.851
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.851
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.851
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

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