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John patrikios and imperial protospatharios (ninth/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 beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΙΑΝ̣Ν̣Η̣
ΠΑΤΡΙ̣Κ̣Ι̣̣.
ΑΣΠΑ̣Θ̣Α̣
ΡΙ

Ἰωάννῃ πατρικίῳ [(καὶ)] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

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 beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΙΑΝ̣Ν̣Η̣
ΠΑΤΡΙ̣Κ̣Ι̣̣.
ΑΣΠΑ̣Θ̣Α̣
ΡΙ

Ἰωάννῃ πατρικίῳ [(καὶ)] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.905
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πατρικίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, patrikios and imperial protospatharios.

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