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George imperial spatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII). In the quarters: ΤΣ|Λ . Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a row of pellets below. A border of pellets enclosed by concentric circles of dots.

ΓΕ
ΡΓΙΣΠ
ΑΘΑΡΙ
ΑΜΗΝ
  

Γεωργίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ. ἀμήν

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII). In the quarters: ΤΣ|Λ . Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a row of pellets below. A border of pellets enclosed by concentric circles of dots.

ΓΕ
ΡΓΙΣΠ
ΑΘΑΡΙ
ΑΜΗΝ
  

Γεωργίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ. ἀμήν

Accession number BZS.1947.2.902
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γεωργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ. ἀμήν

Mother of God, help your servant George, imperial spatharios. Amen

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