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Kosmas protospatharios and notarios of the eidikos logos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: Τ|. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ] δού[λῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

Μ
ΝΟ
ΙΙ
ΛΟΓ̣

[Κοσ]μᾷ [(πρωτο)σπαθ](αρίῳ) (καὶ) νο[ταρ(ίου) τ]οῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: Τ|. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ] δού[λῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

Μ
ΝΟ
ΙΙ
ΛΟΓ̣

[Κοσ]μᾷ [(πρωτο)σπαθ](αρίῳ) (καὶ) νο[ταρ(ίου) τ]οῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1271
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Broken; one-third preserved.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κοσμᾷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ νοταρίου τοῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου.

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant Kosmas protospatharios and notarios of the eidikos logos.

Commentary

Cf. Zacos–Veglery, no. 2085; Laurent, Corpus, 2: no. 626, reads “imperial spatharios.” See PmbZ #4145.