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Andrew imperial protospatharokandidatos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

.....κ̣ε̣οηθητσΔουλ

[Θεοτό]κε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

νρε
σπθ
αρκν
ητ

Ἀνδρέᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρωκανδηδάτῳ

Obverse

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

.....κ̣ε̣οηθητσΔουλ

[Θεοτό]κε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

νρε
σπθ
αρκν
ητ

Ἀνδρέᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρωκανδηδάτῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1918
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνδρέᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρωκανδηδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Andrew, imperial protospatharokandidatos.

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