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Bardas patrikios and imperial protospatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on base of three steps. Fleurons rise from the base to the lower transverse bar. Circular inscription between borders of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘ̣.ΙΤΣ̣Λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ[ε]ι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

̣ΑΡΑ̣
ΠΑΤΡΙΚ
ΑΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡΙ̣

Βάρδᾳ πατρικ(ίῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on base of three steps. Fleurons rise from the base to the lower transverse bar. Circular inscription between borders of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘ̣.ΙΤΣ̣Λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ[ε]ι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

̣ΑΡΑ̣
ΠΑΤΡΙΚ
ΑΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡΙ̣

Βάρδᾳ πατρικ(ίῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1369
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Chipped; blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βάρδᾳ πατρικίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Bardas patrikios and imperial protospatharios.