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John patrikios and imperial protospatharios (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.905
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πατρικίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

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