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Constantine imperial spatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross at the beginning of the first line. Indeterminate border.

ΚΝ̣
ΣΤΝΤΙ
ΝΒΣΠ
ΘΡ

Κωνσταντήνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[α]θαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross at the beginning of the first line. Indeterminate border.

ΚΝ̣
ΣΤΝΤΙ
ΝΒΣΠ
ΘΡ

Κωνσταντήνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[α]θαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.761
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντήνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

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