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Bardas protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Illegible traces of epigraphy on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΑΡΑ
ΑΣΠΑΘΑ
ΡΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Βάρδᾳ (πρωτο)σπαθαρήω

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Illegible traces of epigraphy on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΑΡΑ
ΑΣΠΑΘΑ
ΡΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Βάρδᾳ (πρωτο)σπαθαρήω

Accession number BZS.1947.2.895
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βάρδᾳ πρωτοσπαθαρήω.

Mother of God, help Bardas, protospatharios.

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