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John imperial ostiarios and primikerios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τσ|λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. Wreath border.

ιν
ν̣ηβοστι
̣ριSπρι̣
μηκιρ 

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) ὀστιαρίῳ (καὶ) πριμηκιρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τσ|λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. Wreath border.

ιν
ν̣ηβοστι
̣ριSπρι̣
μηκιρ 

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) ὀστιαρίῳ (καὶ) πριμηκιρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1026
Diameter 27.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ ὀστιαρίῳ καὶ πριμηκιρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, imperial ostiarios and primikerios.