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Agapetos imperial spatharios (eighth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τσ|λ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross and ending with a fleuron. Thin wreath border.

γ̣π
τβσ̣πθ
ρη

Ἀγαπ(η)τῷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρήῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τσ|λ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross and ending with a fleuron. Thin wreath border.

γ̣π
τβσ̣πθ
ρη

Ἀγαπ(η)τῷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρήῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.667
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel. Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Zacos, no. 1692.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀγαπητῷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρήῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Agapetos, imperial spatharios.