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Constantine imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left. Sigla preserved at right: Ο|Λ: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ]όλ[αος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΩ.
ΣΤΑΝ.
ΣΠΑ.
ΚΑΝ̣Δ̣
ΙΑ.

Κω[ν]σταν[τ(ῖνος)] β(ασιλικὸς) σπα[θ(αρο)]κανδιδᾶ[τ(ος)]

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left. Sigla preserved at right: Ο|Λ: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ]όλ[αος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΩ.
ΣΤΑΝ.
ΣΠΑ.
ΚΑΝ̣Δ̣
ΙΑ.

Κω[ν]σταν[τ(ῖνος)] β(ασιλικὸς) σπα[θ(αρο)]κανδιδᾶ[τ(ος)]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2304
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Both sides heavily effaced.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνος βασιλικὸς σπαθαροκανδιδᾶτος.

Constantine, imperial spatharokandidatos.