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Theodosios, imperial spatharios (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3175
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Struck off center.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram: Θεοτόκε βοήθει. In the quarters: ΤΣ|Λ: τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. A cross between fleurons below. Thin wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΟΣΙΒ/ ΣΠ
ΘΡΙ
  

Θεοδοσίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδοσίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodosios, imperial spatharios.