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Theophylaktos protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Theologian holding the book. Traces of an inscription at right: ΘΕ.|ΛΟ|ΓΟ|Σ: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Θε[ό]λογος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΤΣ̣
ΘΕΟΥΛΑ
ΚΤΟΑΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Θεοφυλάκτο (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Theologian holding the book. Traces of an inscription at right: ΘΕ.|ΛΟ|ΓΟ|Σ: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Θε[ό]λογος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΤΣ̣
ΘΕΟΥΛΑ
ΚΤΟΑΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Θεοφυλάκτο (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.922
Diameter 24.0 mm
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Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφυλάκτο πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Theophylaktos, protospatharios.

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