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Asotes imperial spatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the corners: –̣|–ΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines with a cross beginning the first line of the inscription. Depiction of a plant on top. Wreath border.


̣Σ̣̅
ΤΗΒΣ
ΠΘ

Ἀσώτῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the corners: –̣|–ΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines with a cross beginning the first line of the inscription. Depiction of a plant on top. Wreath border.


̣Σ̣̅
ΤΗΒΣ
ΠΘ

Ἀσώτῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.709
Diameter 23.0 mm
Condition Both fields are somewhat off-center.
Previous Editions

Zacos 1746.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀσώτῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Asotes imperial spatharios.

Commentary

See PmbZ #649.