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Constantine imperial spatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (variant of type VIII). In the quarters: Τ–Σ|–ΛBorder of dots.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΚΣΤ
ΝΤΙΝ
ΣΙΛΙΚ

ΣΠΘΡ

Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικ(ῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (variant of type VIII). In the quarters: Τ–Σ|–ΛBorder of dots.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΚΣΤ
ΝΤΙΝ
ΣΙΛΙΚ

ΣΠΘΡ

Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικ(ῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.765
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord help your servant Constantine, imperial spatharios.