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Gregory hypatos and imperial spatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩ̣–ΣΩ̣|–ΛΩ̣. Indeterminate border.

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Reverse

Inscription of four lines. A partially preserved cross at top; a cross between fleurons at bottom. Wreath border. 

̣
..ΗΓΟ
Ρ̣ΙΥ̣Π
Τ̣Βσι̅
ΣΠΘ̣Ρ
  

[Γρ]ηγορίῳ ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) βασι(λικῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩ̣–ΣΩ̣|–ΛΩ̣. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. A partially preserved cross at top; a cross between fleurons at bottom. Wreath border. 

̣
..ΗΓΟ
Ρ̣ΙΥ̣Π
Τ̣Βσι̅
ΣΠΘ̣Ρ
  

[Γρ]ηγορίῳ ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) βασι(λικῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.902
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.