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Constantine Sideromatzes, imperial spatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητσουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets above. Border of dots.


κνστ
ντινοσ
πθριτ
οσιιρομ
τζι

Κωνσταντίνο β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ το Σιδιρομάτζι

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητσουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets above. Border of dots.


κνστ
ντινοσ
πθριτ
οσιιρομ
τζι

Κωνσταντίνο β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ το Σιδιρομάτζι

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3300
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνο βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ το Σιδιρομάτζι.

Lord, help your servant Constantine Sideromatzes, imperial spatharios.