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Kosmas imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands raised before her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots below. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ
ΚΟΣΜ̣
ΣΠΘΡΟ
Κ.Ν̣,Τ,
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Κοσμᾷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαροκ[α]νδ(ι)δ(ά)τ(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands raised before her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots below. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ
ΚΟΣΜ̣
ΣΠΘΡΟ
Κ.Ν̣,Τ,
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Κοσμᾷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαροκ[α]νδ(ι)δ(ά)τ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.928
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
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Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κοσμᾷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help Kosmas, imperial spatharokandidatos.

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