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Paul imperial spatharokandidatos and epi tou eidikou (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross with two transverse bars, standing on four steps. Along the circumference, a circular inscription between two borders of dots:

κεοηθητσδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

πυ
λσπ
θκν
επιτου
ηικ

Παύλ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἠδικοῦ

Obverse

Cross with two transverse bars, standing on four steps. Along the circumference, a circular inscription between two borders of dots:

κεοηθητσδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

πυ
λσπ
θκν
επιτου
ηικ

Παύλ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἠδικοῦ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.613
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Παύλῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἠδικοῦ.

Lord, help your servant Paul imperial spatharokandidatos and epi tou eidikou.