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George imperial spatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Circular inscription beginning at seven o’clock. Border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤΣ....

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, preceded by decoration. Border of dots.


ΓΕΟ̣Ρ
ΓΙΣΠ
ΘΡΙΟ

Γεοργίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίο

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Circular inscription beginning at seven o’clock. Border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤΣ....

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, preceded by decoration. Border of dots.


ΓΕΟ̣Ρ
ΓΙΣΠ
ΘΡΙΟ

Γεοργίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίο

Accession number BZS.1947.2.870
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γεοργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίο.

Lord, help your servant George, imperial spatharios.