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Theodotos imperial spatharios and topoteretes tou ploimou (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: σ|λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

..ο.
τβσ
.Sτοπ
.τηρτ
.λ̣ο̣..

[Θε]ο[δ]ώτῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπα(θαρίῳ) (καὶ) τοπ[ο]τηρ(ητῇ) τοῦ [π]λο[ΐμου]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: σ|λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

..ο.
τβσ
.Sτοπ
.τηρτ
.λ̣ο̣..

[Θε]ο[δ]ώτῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπα(θαρίῳ) (καὶ) τοπ[ο]τηρ(ητῇ) τοῦ [π]λο[ΐμου]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1024
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώτῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ τοποτηρητῇ τοῦ πλοΐμου.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodotos, imperial spatharios and topoteretes of the fleet.