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Artabasdos kandidatos (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V or VIII). In the quarters: Τ̣Σ|Δ̣Λ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Α.Τ
ΑΥΒΑΣ̣
ΔΚΑ.'
ΔΙΔ'

Ἀ[ρ]ταυβάσδῳ κα(ν)διδ(άτῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V or VIII). In the quarters: Τ̣Σ|Δ̣Λ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Α.Τ
ΑΥΒΑΣ̣
ΔΚΑ.'
ΔΙΔ'

Ἀ[ρ]ταυβάσδῳ κα(ν)διδ(άτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3160
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Two halves sectioned vertically.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀρταυβάσδῳ κανδιδάτῳ.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Artabasdos, kandidatos.