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Joseph primikerios and imperial ostiarios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Double cross on three steps. Between two borders of dots, an inscription.

κεοηθειτσδουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with lines of pellets above and below. Border of dots.

  
ιωση.
πριμηκ
και,οστ
ιαριω
  

Ἰωσὴφ πριμηκηρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ὀστιαρίῳ

Obverse

Double cross on three steps. Between two borders of dots, an inscription.

κεοηθειτσδουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with lines of pellets above and below. Border of dots.

  
ιωση.
πριμηκ
και,οστ
ιαριω
  

Ἰωσὴφ πριμηκηρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ὀστιαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.777
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωσὴφ πριμηκηρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ὀστιαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Joseph primikerios and imperial ostiarios.