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Constantine protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: Λ̣|Α: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό]λα(ος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border.

̣ΚΕΘ
.̣Ν̣ΣΤ
ΝΑΣΠ
.Α̣ΡΙΟ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Κ]ωνσταν(τίνῳ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ]αρίο

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: Λ̣|Α: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό]λα(ος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border.

̣ΚΕΘ
.̣Ν̣ΣΤ
ΝΑΣΠ
.Α̣ΡΙΟ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Κ]ωνσταν(τίνῳ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ]αρίο

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2309
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Both sides, especially obverse, effaced. Chipped along edges.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίο.

Lord, help Constantine, protospatharios.