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Romanos spatharios and imperial notarios of the sakelle (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps within a linear border. Circular inscription surrounding:   Indeterminate border.

....οη.....δ... 

[Θ(εοτό)κε or Κ(ύρι)ε β]οή[θει τῷ σῷ] δ[ούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

.μ̣
.Σ.Α.Ρ̣
..ΟΤΑΡΙ
.ΣΑΚΕΛ'


[῾Ρ]ωμ[αν]ῷ σ[π]α[θ(α)]ρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) [β(ασιλικῷ) ν]οταρίῳ [τ(ῆς)] σακέλ(λης)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps within a linear border. Circular inscription surrounding:   Indeterminate border.

....οη.....δ... 

[Θ(εοτό)κε or Κ(ύρι)ε β]οή[θει τῷ σῷ] δ[ούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

.μ̣
.Σ.Α.Ρ̣
..ΟΤΑΡΙ
.ΣΑΚΕΛ'


[῾Ρ]ωμ[αν]ῷ σ[π]α[θ(α)]ρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) [β(ασιλικῷ) ν]οταρίῳ [τ(ῆς)] σακέλ(λης)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3112
Diameter 33.0 mm
Condition Chipped along the edges; cracked horizontally.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ῾Ρωμανῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ τῆς σακέλλης.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Romanos, spatharios and imperial notarios of the sakelle.