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John imperial protospatharios and epi tou eidikou (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross with two transverse bars, standing on three steps. Between two borders of dots, a circular inscription along the circumference:

Κεοηθει

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

νη
πθ
πιτι
λογ,

Ἰωάνῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶπὶ τοῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου

Obverse

Cross with two transverse bars, standing on three steps. Between two borders of dots, a circular inscription along the circumference:

Κεοηθει

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

νη
πθ
πιτι
λογ,

Ἰωάνῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶπὶ τοῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3372
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάνῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου.

Lord, help your servant John imperial protospatharios and epi tou eidikou logou.