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Constantine protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on both sides reaching to the lower crossbar. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock: ΚΕΟΗΘΤΣΟΥΛΟ.

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλο

Reverse

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

Κ̣̣Ν̣
.ΤΝΤΗΝ
Ο,ΠΡΟΤΟ
ΣΠΘ
ΡΙΟ

Κων[σ]ταντήνο β(ασιλικῷ) προτοσπαθαρίο

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on both sides reaching to the lower crossbar. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock: ΚΕΟΗΘΤΣΟΥΛΟ.

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλο

Reverse

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

Κ̣̣Ν̣
.ΤΝΤΗΝ
Ο,ΠΡΟΤΟ
ΣΠΘ
ΡΙΟ

Κων[σ]ταντήνο β(ασιλικῷ) προτοσπαθαρίο

Accession number BZS.1947.2.901
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
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Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντήνο βασιλικῷ προτοσπαθαρίο.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial protospatharios.

 

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