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Basil imperial spatharokandidatos and epi ton deeseon (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τσ|δλ . Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

βσιλ
ειβσπθ
ροκνιτ
επιτν
εησεν

Βασιλείῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν δεήσεων

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τσ|δλ . Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

βσιλ
ειβσπθ
ροκνιτ
επιτν
εησεν

Βασιλείῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν δεήσεων

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.703
Diameter 37.0 mm; field: 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, pt. 1, no. 1786a.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν δεήσεων.

Mother of God, help your servant Basil imperial spatharokandidatos and master of petitions.