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John Argyros, protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint. No sigla visible. Invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

κεοηθ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

..̅ˊΑˊ
..Αθˊπι
...ρυσο
..κλιν
..ργυρ,

ωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τργυρ

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint. No sigla visible. Invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

κεοηθ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

..̅ˊΑˊ
..Αθˊπι
...ρυσο
..κλιν
..ργυρ,

ωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τργυρ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4914
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τῷ Ἀργυρῷ.

Lord, help your servant John Argyros, imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrystriklinou.

Commentary

Note the possible contraction in line two of the reverse, where πι seems to combine the homophones αι and ε in καὶ ἐπὶ.