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John hypatos and imperial spatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣–Σ|–Λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross between tendrils below. Indeterminate border.

̣ΝΝ
Υ̣ΠΤΩ
ΒΣΙΛΙΚ
ΣΠΘ


[Ἰ]ωάνν[ῃ] ὑπάτῳ [(καὶ)] βασιλικ[ῷ] σπαθα[ρίῳ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣–Σ|–Λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross between tendrils below. Indeterminate border.

̣ΝΝ
Υ̣ΠΤΩ
ΒΣΙΛΙΚ
ΣΠΘ


[Ἰ]ωάνν[ῃ] ὑπάτῳ [(καὶ)] βασιλικ[ῷ] σπαθα[ρίῳ]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.965
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos 2025.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, hypatos and imperial spatharios.

Commentary

See PmbZ #3027.