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John imperial spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines with cross at beginning of first line. A cross of dots below. Wreath border.

ΙΝ̣
ΝΗβΣΠ
Θ̣ΡΙ̣
  

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines with cross at beginning of first line. A cross of dots below. Wreath border.

ΙΝ̣
ΝΗβΣΠ
Θ̣ΡΙ̣
  

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.976
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Chipped at top.
Previous Editions

Zacos 2055.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

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

Commentary

See PmbZ #3162.