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Constantine protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Eugenios holding the martyr's cross in his right hand. Sigla visible on both sides: |Ε|Υ|Γ|ΕΝ|Ι|Ο|Σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Εὐγένιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

  
ΚΕ,Θ,
ΤΣ,
ΚΝΣΤΑ,
Τ,Ν,ΑΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κωνστα(ν)τ(ί)ν(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ί)ῳ

Obverse

Bust of St. Eugenios holding the martyr's cross in his right hand. Sigla visible on both sides: |Ε|Υ|Γ|ΕΝ|Ι|Ο|Σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Εὐγένιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

  
ΚΕ,Θ,
ΤΣ,
ΚΝΣΤΑ,
Τ,Ν,ΑΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κωνστα(ν)τ(ί)ν(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ί)ῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.900
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
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Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, protospatharios.

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