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John imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou and koiaistor (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Andrew bearded, wearing an enkolpion, and extending his hands in prayer. Invocation along the upper circumference. Border of dots.

γ,ν..ε.ˊτσ,

Ἅγιε Ἀνδρέα βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by a row of pellets. Border of dots.


ιν
νησˊˊσπ
θ,επιτου
χρυσκοι
ιστρ


Ἰωάννης βασιλικὸς πρωτοσπαθάριος καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ κοιαίστωρ

Obverse

Bust of St. Andrew bearded, wearing an enkolpion, and extending his hands in prayer. Invocation along the upper circumference. Border of dots.

γ,ν..ε.ˊτσ,

Ἅγιε Ἀνδρέα βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by a row of pellets. Border of dots.


ιν
νησˊˊσπ
θ,επιτου
χρυσκοι
ιστρ


Ἰωάννης βασιλικὸς πρωτοσπαθάριος καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ κοιαίστωρ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1274
Diameter 28.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Ἅγιε Ἀνδρέα βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Ἰωάννης βασιλικὸς πρωτοσπαθάριος καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ κοιαίστωρ.

St. Andrew, help your servant. John, imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou and koiaistor.