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Basil imperial spatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross on four steps. Fleurons on either side. Within an indeterminate border, a circular inscription along the circumference beginning at 7 o’clock:

...ΟΗΘΕΙΤΩΣΩΟΥΛΩ̣

[Κ(ύρι)ε β]οήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross, a decoration above and below. Indeterminate border.


ΑΣΙ
ΛΕΙΑΣ
ΙΛΙΚΣΠ
ΑΘΑΡΙ
  

Βασιλείῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

A patriarchal cross on four steps. Fleurons on either side. Within an indeterminate border, a circular inscription along the circumference beginning at 7 o’clock:

...ΟΗΘΕΙΤΩΣΩΟΥΛΩ̣

[Κ(ύρι)ε β]οήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross, a decoration above and below. Indeterminate border.


ΑΣΙ
ΛΕΙΑΣ
ΙΛΙΚΣΠ
ΑΘΑΡΙ
  

Βασιλείῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1375
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Corroded.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Basil imperial spatharios.