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Eustathios protospatharios and judge (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Inscription: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε,
ηθτσ
ευστθιο
σπΘ,
κρητι
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(ο)ήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Εὐσταθίο (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κρητῖ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Inscription: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε,
ηθτσ
ευστθιο
σπΘ,
κρητι
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(ο)ήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Εὐσταθίο (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κρητῖ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5487
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
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Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐσταθίο πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κρητῖ.

Mother of God, help your servant Eustathios, protospatharios and judge.

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