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Demetrios protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Demetrios holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Sigla on either side: Η̣|Τ–ΡΙ|Ο: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημ]ήτριο(ς). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ̣,
ΙΜΗΤ.
͂ΣΠ.
 Ρ, 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Διμητ[ρίῳ] (πρωτο)σπα[θα]ρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St Demetrios holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Sigla on either side: Η̣|Τ–ΡΙ|Ο: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημ]ήτριο(ς). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ̣,
ΙΜΗΤ.
͂ΣΠ.
 Ρ, 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Διμητ[ρίῳ] (πρωτο)σπα[θα]ρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2325
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Διμητρίῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord help Demetrios, protospatharios.