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Bardas patrikios and imperial protospatharios (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the corners: .–Σ|–Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

Β̣.
ΠΤ
ΡΙΚ̣
ΣΠΘ
ΡΙ

Βά[ρ]δᾳ πατρικ(ίῳ) (καὶ) βα(σιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the corners: .–Σ|–Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

Β̣.
ΠΤ
ΡΙΚ̣
ΣΠΘ
ΡΙ

Βά[ρ]δᾳ πατρικ(ίῳ) (καὶ) βα(σιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.713
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos 1752.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βάρδᾳ πατρικίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Bardas, patrikios and imperial protospatharios.

Commentary

See PmbZ #787.