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N. anthypatos patrikios and spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

. . .Σ..
Ν̣ΘΥΠΤ̣
Ρ̣ΙΚΗ̣
.ΠΘ

...σ... [ἀ]νθυπάτ(ῳ) [πατ]ρικήῳ (καὶ) [σ]παθ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

. . .Σ..
Ν̣ΘΥΠΤ̣
Ρ̣ΙΚΗ̣
.ΠΘ

...σ... [ἀ]νθυπάτ(ῳ) [πατ]ρικήῳ (καὶ) [σ]παθ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.939
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ...σ... ἀνθυπάτῳ πατρικήῳ καὶ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant ..., anthypatos, patrikios and spatharios.

Commentary

The owner's second title could also be protospatharios, imperial spatharios, or imperial protospatharios. From the traces of epigraphy in the first line of the reverse we may propose that his name was Sisinnios.