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Eustathios protospatharios and judge (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5487
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐσταθίο πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κρητῖ.

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