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Alexios imperial spatharokandidatos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ set against a nimbus cruciger, holding the Gospels in his left hand. Sigla preserved at left: Ι̣Σ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

̣ΛΕ
.Ι̣ΟΣΣ
.̣θΚ̣Ν
.Ι̣Τˊ

Ἀλέ[ξ]ιος β(ασιλικὸς) σ[π]αθ(αρο)καν[δ]ιδάτ(ος)

Obverse

Bust of Christ set against a nimbus cruciger, holding the Gospels in his left hand. Sigla preserved at left: Ι̣Σ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

̣ΛΕ
.Ι̣ΟΣΣ
.̣θΚ̣Ν
.Ι̣Τˊ

Ἀλέ[ξ]ιος β(ασιλικὸς) σ[π]αθ(αρο)καν[δ]ιδάτ(ος)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2191
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted.

Translation

Ἀλέξιος βασιλικὸς σπαθαροκανδιδάτος.

Alexios, imperial spatharokandidatos.