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Basil primikerios and imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross standing on a base of steps (details indistinct), an x at each of the crossbars. Fleurons rise from the base and stars adorn the field on either side of the upper cross. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤ....Λ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross between fleurons below. No border visible.

ΣΙΛΕ.
̣ΠΡΙΜΙΚΗ̣
Ρ̣Ι̣ˊˊΣΠ
̣ΘΡΙ
  

Βασιλε[ί]ῳ πριμικηρίῳ (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

A cross standing on a base of steps (details indistinct), an x at each of the crossbars. Fleurons rise from the base and stars adorn the field on either side of the upper cross. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤ....Λ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross between fleurons below. No border visible.

ΣΙΛΕ.
̣ΠΡΙΜΙΚΗ̣
Ρ̣Ι̣ˊˊΣΠ
̣ΘΡΙ
  

Βασιλε[ί]ῳ πριμικηρίῳ (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3197
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ πριμικηρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Basil, primikerios and imperial protospatharios.

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