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Anthimos imperial protospatharios (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2904
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded along the circumference.

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

keọḥθ̣η̣τ̣σδ̣ο̣υ̣λ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

ανθι
μˊαˊσ
παθαρι
α
  

Ἀνθίμῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ. ἀμή(ν)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνθίμῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ. ἀμήν

Lord, help your servant Anthimos, imperial protospatharios. Amen