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Euphemios patrikios and imperial protospatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: .̣σ|.̣λ̣. : [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλ[ῳ]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Indeterminate border.

ΕΥΦΗ
Μ̣ΗΠΑΤΡ̣
..ΣΠΑ
...

Εὐφημήῳ πατρ(ικίῳ) [(καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα[θαρίῳ]

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: .̣σ|.̣λ̣. : [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλ[ῳ]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Indeterminate border.

ΕΥΦΗ
Μ̣ΗΠΑΤΡ̣
..ΣΠΑ
...

Εὐφημήῳ πατρ(ικίῳ) [(καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα[θαρίῳ]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3096
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Struck off-center and corroded.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐφημήῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Euphemios, patrikios and imperial protospatharios.