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John imperial protospatharios, epi ton oikeiakon and notarios of the eidikon (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̣̅θ̣υ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Traces of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

η̣θειτσ̣̣

[Θ(εοτό)κε βο]ήθει τῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines (presumably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

..ν,
..σπθ.
..πι,υκυ.
..νοτ..
..ικ

[Ἰ]ωάν(νῃ) [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθα[ρ(ίῳ), ἐπ]ὶ τ(ῶν) ὐκυ[ακ(ῶν) (καὶ)] νοτ(αρίῳ) τ[οῦ εἰ]δικ(οῦ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̣̅θ̣υ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Traces of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

η̣θειτσ̣̣

[Θ(εοτό)κε βο]ήθει τῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines (presumably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

..ν,
..σπθ.
..πι,υκυ.
..νοτ..
..ικ

[Ἰ]ωάν(νῃ) [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθα[ρ(ίῳ), ἐπ]ὶ τ(ῶν) ὐκυ[ακ(ῶν) (καὶ)] νοτ(αρίῳ) τ[οῦ εἰ]δικ(οῦ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2503
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Struck off center. Partially corroded.
Previous Editions

See PBW: Ioannes 20393.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, ἐπὶ τῶν ὐκυακῶν καὶ νοταρίῳ τοῦ εἰδικοῦ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, imperial protospatharios, epi ton oikeiakon and notarios of the eidikon.