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David, patrikios and protospatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: .̣.̣|Δ̣Λ, . Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ [σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. Wreath border.

Α̅.
πατρικ̣..
α/ σπ.
θ̣

Δα(βὶ)[δ] πατρικ[ίῳ] (καὶ) (πρωτο)σπ[α]θ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: .̣.̣|Δ̣Λ, . Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ [σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. Wreath border.

Α̅.
πατρικ̣..
α/ σπ.
θ̣

Δα(βὶ)[δ] πατρικ[ίῳ] (καὶ) (πρωτο)σπ[α]θ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1064
Diameter 31.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Δαβὶδ πατρικίῳ καὶ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help David, patrikios and protospatharios.