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Theophilos imperial spatharios and hypatos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Remnants of a patriarchal cross. Along the circumference, a partially preserved circular inscription. Border of dots.

θη̣......υλο

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλο

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

θεοφ̣
Η̣Λοσ
πθρ,
υπ̣
Ν̣Ο̣
.

Θεοφηλο βα(σιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ὑπά[τῳ] ...νο...

Obverse

Remnants of a patriarchal cross. Along the circumference, a partially preserved circular inscription. Border of dots.

θη̣......υλο

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλο

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

θεοφ̣
Η̣Λοσ
πθρ,
υπ̣
Ν̣Ο̣
.

Θεοφηλο βα(σιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ὑπά[τῳ] ...νο...

Accession number BZS.1947.2.615
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Broken; one third missing.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλο Θεοφηλο βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ὑπάτῳ ...νο...

Lord, help your servant Theophilos, imperial spatharios and hypatos ...

Commentary

The last part of the inscription cannot be reconstructed. It is possible that it concluded with the owner's family name.