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John protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.904
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist. Details indistinct. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

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ΑΠΑΘ,
ΡΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(α)ρίῳ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help John, protospatharios.