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Michael spatharokandidatos and kommerkiarios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding the sceptre in right hand. Inscription visible in two columns to either side: M|IX|A : Μιχα(ὴλ). Remnants of a circular inscription within an indeterminate border.

. . . Δ̣,

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σ]ῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.


μιχα
η̣λσπαθ,
κανδδ'S
κμερκ
ηαρ̣,

Μιχαὴλ σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) κουμερκηαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding the sceptre in right hand. Inscription visible in two columns to either side: M|IX|A : Μιχα(ὴλ). Remnants of a circular inscription within an indeterminate border.

. . . Δ̣,

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σ]ῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.


μιχα
η̣λσπαθ,
κανδδ'S
κμερκ
ηαρ̣,

Μιχαὴλ σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) κουμερκηαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2807
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Worn and cracked along the channel.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ κουμερκηαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Michael, spatharokandidatos and kommerkiarios.