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Constantine imperial spatharios and epi ton barbaron (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a figure holding a club, possibly Herakles. Branches of laurel on either side. No epigraphy.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a row of dots above. Border of dots.

  
ΚΕΚΟ
ΝΣΤΝΤΗ
ΝΟΣΠΘ
ΕΠΗΤ
ΡΡ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) Κονσταντήνο β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὴ τ(ῶν) βαρβάρ(ων)

Obverse

Bust of a figure holding a club, possibly Herakles. Branches of laurel on either side. No epigraphy.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a row of dots above. Border of dots.

  
ΚΕΚΟ
ΝΣΤΝΤΗ
ΝΟΣΠΘ
ΕΠΗΤ
ΡΡ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) Κονσταντήνο β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὴ τ(ῶν) βαρβάρ(ων)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1238
Diameter 24.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Κονσταντήνο βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὴ τῶν βαρβάρων.

Lord, help Constantine imperial spatharios and epi ton barbaron.