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Anthony, imperial spatharokandidatos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: Τ̣Σ|Δ̣̣Λ. Double border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΑΝΤ
ΝΗΟ'σπ
θαροκαν̣
δ̣ι̣.ατ

Ἀντ[ω]νήο β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[α]θαροκανδι[δ]άτ(ῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: Τ̣Σ|Δ̣̣Λ. Double border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΑΝΤ
ΝΗΟ'σπ
θαροκαν̣
δ̣ι̣.ατ

Ἀντ[ω]νήο β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[α]θαροκανδι[δ]άτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1039
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Struck off-center on the obverse, while the reverse seems true.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀντωνήο βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help Anthony, imperial spatharokandidatos.