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Eustathios protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding his right hand in an attitude of blessing and a book in his left hand. Sigla preserved at right: Κ|Ο|Λ|,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι]κόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross at beginning of first line. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̣̅̣,Θ̣
ΤΣ
ΕΥΣΤΑ.
Α͂ΣΠΑ.

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ευστα[θ(ίῳ)] (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ)]

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding his right hand in an attitude of blessing and a book in his left hand. Sigla preserved at right: Κ|Ο|Λ|,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι]κόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross at beginning of first line. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̣̅̣,Θ̣
ΤΣ
ΕΥΣΤΑ.
Α͂ΣΠΑ.

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ευστα[θ(ίῳ)] (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ)]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2337
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Chipped, worn, midly off-center.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ευσταθίῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Eustathios protospatharios.