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Alexander imperial spatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios, nimbed, with a lance in right hand and shield in left hand. Sigla in two columns on right: |.|..|ΡΙ|ΟΣ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Δημ(ή)τ]ριος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

̣ΛΕ̣
̣Ν̣
,ΣΠ̣ΑΘ̣
̣Ρ,

Ἀλέξανδ(ρος) β(ασιλικὸς) σπαθάρ(ιος)

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios, nimbed, with a lance in right hand and shield in left hand. Sigla in two columns on right: |.|..|ΡΙ|ΟΣ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Δημ(ή)τ]ριος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

̣ΛΕ̣
̣Ν̣
,ΣΠ̣ΑΘ̣
̣Ρ,

Ἀλέξανδ(ρος) β(ασιλικὸς) σπαθάρ(ιος)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2189
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.

Translation

Ἀλέξανδρος βασιλικὸς σπαθάριος.

Alexander, imperial spatharios.