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Agapios imperial protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore, nimbed, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns on either side: |Ο̣|̣|ΓΙ|Ο–Θ̣|Ε|ΟΔ|ΡΟ : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Θεόδ(ω)ρο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets above and below. Border of dots.

  
Γ
ΠΗΟΣˊ͂
ΣΠΘΡ
ΗΟΣ
   

Ἀγάπηος β(ασιλικὸς) (πρωτο)σπαθάρηος

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore, nimbed, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns on either side: |Ο̣|̣|ΓΙ|Ο–Θ̣|Ε|ΟΔ|ΡΟ : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Θεόδ(ω)ρο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets above and below. Border of dots.

  
Γ
ΠΗΟΣˊ͂
ΣΠΘΡ
ΗΟΣ
   

Ἀγάπηος β(ασιλικὸς) (πρωτο)σπαθάρηος

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2185
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Chipped along the circumference.

Translation

Ἀγάπηος βασιλικὸς πρωτοσπαθάρηος.

Agapios, imperial protospatharios.