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Constantine protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Michael holding a scepter in his right hand and globus in his left. Sigla preserved at left: Α̣Ρ̣: Ἀρ[χ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross of dots between pellets at bottom. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
.Σ̣̣̣,
.̅Ν̣Α̣Σ
Π̣,ΘΑΡΙ
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Κ]ων(σταντίνῳ) (πρωτο)σπ(α)θαρί(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St Michael holding a scepter in his right hand and globus in his left. Sigla preserved at left: Α̣Ρ̣: Ἀρ[χ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross of dots between pellets at bottom. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
.Σ̣̣̣,
.̅Ν̣Α̣Σ
Π̣,ΘΑΡΙ
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Κ]ων(σταντίνῳ) (πρωτο)σπ(α)θαρί(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2307
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Chipped and effaced.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, protospatharios.