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Michael imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a sceptre and globus. Inscription along the upper circumference. Border of dots.

κε,τσλ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by a row of pellets. A border of pellets between borders of dots.


μιχ
ηλ,ˊσπ
θ,ρεπιτ
χρυσοτρι
κλην


Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλήνου

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a sceptre and globus. Inscription along the upper circumference. Border of dots.

κε,τσλ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by a row of pellets. A border of pellets between borders of dots.


μιχ
ηλ,ˊσπ
θ,ρεπιτ
χρυσοτρι
κλην


Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλήνου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.45
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου.

Lord, help your servant Michael imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou.