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John imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII). In the quarters: ΤΣ|.. . Within a double border of dots, a circle of pellets.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού[λῳ]

Reverse

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

ΙΑΝ
Ν̣ΗˊΣΠ
Α̣Θˊ..Ν
.̣Α̣Τ

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)[κα]νδιδάτῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII). In the quarters: ΤΣ|.. . Within a double border of dots, a circle of pellets.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού[λῳ]

Reverse

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

ΙΑΝ
Ν̣ΗˊΣΠ
Α̣Θˊ..Ν
.̣Α̣Τ

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)[κα]νδιδάτῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.931
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, spatharokandidatos.

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