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Andronikos imperial protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A peacock with an open tail. Traces of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ....ΤΣ̣....

Θ(εοτό)κε [βοήθ(ει)] τῷ σ[ῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Linear border.


Α̣ΝΔΡ.
..Κ,Α.
.ΣΠΑΘ

Ἀνδρ[ονι]κ(ῳ) βα[σ(ιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

A peacock with an open tail. Traces of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ....ΤΣ̣....

Θ(εοτό)κε [βοήθ(ει)] τῷ σ[ῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Linear border.


Α̣ΝΔΡ.
..Κ,Α.
.ΣΠΑΘ

Ἀνδρ[ονι]κ(ῳ) βα[σ(ιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3288
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Blank larger than die; corroded on the right-hand border.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνδρονικῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Andronikos, imperial protospatharios.