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Constantine imperial spatharokandidatos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Indeterminate border.

KΝΣΤ
ΝΤΙΝΒΣ
.̣ΘΡΟΚ

Κωνστ[α]ντίνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σ[π]αθαροκ(ανδιδάτῳ)

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Indeterminate border.

KΝΣΤ
ΝΤΙΝΒΣ
.̣ΘΡΟΚ

Κωνστ[α]ντίνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σ[π]αθαροκ(ανδιδάτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.771
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos 1834.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

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

Commentary

Dating comes from PmbZ #3987.