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Arsaber spatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει. In the quarters: ...|..λ : [τῷ σ]ῷ [δού]λῳ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Border of dots.


ΑΡΣ̣
̣ΗΡ.
Θ̣Α̣

Ἀρσ[α]βὴρ [σπα]θα[ρίῳ]

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει. In the quarters: ...|..λ : [τῷ σ]ῷ [δού]λῳ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Border of dots.


ΑΡΣ̣
̣ΗΡ.
Θ̣Α̣

Ἀρσ[α]βὴρ [σπα]θα[ρίῳ]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3182
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Seal is oddly broken or shaped into a square.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀρσαβὴρ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Arsaber, spatharios.