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Demetrios Ra..., imperial protospatharios and exaktor (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios. Traces of sigla preserved at right: Τ̣Ρ̣Ι̣ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημή]τρι(ος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Indeterminate border.

. . .
ΤΡ,.Α
ΠΑΘΑΡ
ΑΚΤ
Τ̣ΡΑ
Λ̣

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Δημη]τρ(ίῳ) [β]α[σ(ιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σ]παθαρ(ίῳ) [(καὶ) ἐξ]άκτω[ρι] τῷ Ῥα...λ

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios. Traces of sigla preserved at right: Τ̣Ρ̣Ι̣ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημή]τρι(ος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Indeterminate border.

. . .
ΤΡ,.Α
ΠΑΘΑΡ
ΑΚΤ
Τ̣ΡΑ
Λ̣

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Δημη]τρ(ίῳ) [β]α[σ(ιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σ]παθαρ(ίῳ) [(καὶ) ἐξ]άκτω[ρι] τῷ Ῥα...λ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3174
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Very corroded.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Δημητρίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐξάκτωρι τῷ Ῥα...λ.

Lord, help Demetrios Ra...l, imperial protospatharios and exaktor.