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Adrianos protospatharios and tagmatophylax (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Demetrios holding a lance in his right hand and resting his left hand on a shield. Sigla on either side: |Δ|Η̣–Μ|Η|ΤΡ̣|Ι|Σ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημήτρι(ο)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΡΙΝ,
̣͂ΣΠΘΡ,
ΤΓΜ
ΤΟΥΛ̣
ΚΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἀδριαν(ῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ταγματοφύλ(α)κῃ

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Demetrios holding a lance in his right hand and resting his left hand on a shield. Sigla on either side: |Δ|Η̣–Μ|Η|ΤΡ̣|Ι|Σ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημήτρι(ο)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΡΙΝ,
̣͂ΣΠΘΡ,
ΤΓΜ
ΤΟΥΛ̣
ΚΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἀδριαν(ῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ταγματοφύλ(α)κῃ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2369
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Condition Obverse slightly worn.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἀδριανῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ταγματοφύλακῃ.

Lord help Adrian protospatharios and tagmatophylax.