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Romanos hypatos and imperial spatharokandidatos (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΡΩ–Μ̣|Ν–Ω. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε [β]οήθει Ῥωμανῷ

Reverse

Inscription of five (originally six) lines. Cross at beginning of first line. Indeterminate border.

ΥΠ
.ΒΣ
ΛΙΚΣΠ
ΘΡ̣Κ
̣ΝΔ̣ΙΔ̣
. . .

ὑπά[τ]ῳ (καὶ) βασιλικῷ σπαθαρωκανδιδά[τῳ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΡΩ–Μ̣|Ν–Ω. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε [β]οήθει Ῥωμανῷ

Reverse

Inscription of five (originally six) lines. Cross at beginning of first line. Indeterminate border.

ΥΠ
.ΒΣ
ΛΙΚΣΠ
ΘΡ̣Κ
̣ΝΔ̣ΙΔ̣
. . .

ὑπά[τ]ῳ (καὶ) βασιλικῷ σπαθαρωκανδιδά[τῳ]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.660
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Chipping at bottom, damaging inscription and monogram
Previous Editions

Zacos 2342.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ῥωμανῷ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρωκανδιδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help Romanos hypatos and imperial spatharokandidatos.

Commentary

See PmbZ #6419.