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Agathonikos protospatharios and imperial notarios of the genikon logothesion (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Greek cross with fleurons connecting the extremities and rays emerging from the center. Illegible traces of an invocative inscription along the circumference. Indeterminate border.

[Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΓΑΘ.
ΑΣΠ
ΝΟΤ.
Τ,Γ,ΝΗ
ΟΓΟΘ

[Ἀ]γαθ[ονίκ]ῳ (πρωτο)σπ[αθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ)] β(ασιλικῷ) νοτ[αρ(ίῳ)] τ(οῦ) γ(ε)νη[κ(οῦ) λ]όγοθ(εσιοῦ)

Obverse

Greek cross with fleurons connecting the extremities and rays emerging from the center. Illegible traces of an invocative inscription along the circumference. Indeterminate border.

[Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΓΑΘ.
ΑΣΠ
ΝΟΤ.
Τ,Γ,ΝΗ
ΟΓΟΘ

[Ἀ]γαθ[ονίκ]ῳ (πρωτο)σπ[αθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ)] β(ασιλικῷ) νοτ[αρ(ίῳ)] τ(οῦ) γ(ε)νη[κ(οῦ) λ]όγοθ(εσιοῦ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3115
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Worn down on one-third; pierced on the worn-down third.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀγαθονίκῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ τοῦ γενηκοῦ λογοθεσίου.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Agathonikos, protospatharios and imperial notarios of the genikon logothesion.