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Eustathios Argyros, imperial protospatharios and strategos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτσλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ευστ
θη
σπθSστ
ρτηγ,το
ργυρ,
  

Εὐσταθήῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατηγ(ῷ) το Ἀργυρ(ῷ)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτσλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ευστ
θη
σπθSστ
ρτηγ,το
ργυρ,
  

Εὐσταθήῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατηγ(ῷ) το Ἀργυρ(ῷ)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1013
Previous Editions

See J.-C. Cheynet, J.F. Vannier, "Les Argyroi," ZRVI 40 (2003), no. 3 (with commentary).

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐσταθήῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ το Ἀργυρῷ.

Lord, help your servant Eustathios Argyros, imperial protospatharios and strategos.