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Arsaber imperial protospatharios and strategos (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: .|λσ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

ρσ
Βηρβσ̣
πρτο̣
θρι
ρ..ηγ.

Ἀρσαβὴρ βασ[ιλ(ικῷ)] πρωτο[σπ]αθαρίῳ [(καὶ) στ]ρ[ατ]ηγ[ῷ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: .|λσ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

ρσ
Βηρβσ̣
πρτο̣
θρι
ρ..ηγ.

Ἀρσαβὴρ βασ[ιλ(ικῷ)] πρωτο[σπ]αθαρίῳ [(καὶ) στ]ρ[ατ]ηγ[ῷ]

Accession number BZS.1947.2.237
Condition Chipped.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου Ἀρσαβὴρ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Arsaber, imperial protospatharios and strategos.