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Bardas Angoures imperial protospatharios and chartoularios of the dromos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Annunciation. Along a border of dots, a circular invocation:

κεο.θειτσ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in six lines with decoration above. Border of dots.


ρ,
ˊˊσπθ,
χρτ
λˊτρο
τ,γγ
ρ

Βάρδ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ δρόμου τ Ἀγγουρ

Obverse

The Annunciation. Along a border of dots, a circular invocation:

κεο.θειτσ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in six lines with decoration above. Border of dots.


ρ,
ˊˊσπθ,
χρτ
λˊτρο
τ,γγ
ρ

Βάρδ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ δρόμου τ Ἀγγουρ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.46
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βάρδᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ δρόμου τῷ Ἀγγουρῃ.

Lord, help your servant Bardas Angoures imperial protospatharios and chartoularios of the dromos.

Commentary

The first letter on the last line of the reverse, which we have transcribed as a tau with an abbreviation mark, may in fact be a ligature of tau and omega.