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Kalokyros imperial spatharios and epi tes megales hetaireias (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of two steps. Fleurons on both sides. Along the circumference, within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτσδουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κλο
κυρσπ
θρ,κ,επι
τησμεγ
ετερι̣σ̣

Καλοκυρῷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ) κ(αὶ) ἐπὶ τῆς μεγά(λης) ἑτερίας

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of two steps. Fleurons on both sides. Along the circumference, within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτσδουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κλο
κυρσπ
θρ,κ,επι
τησμεγ
ετερι̣σ̣

Καλοκυρῷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ) κ(αὶ) ἐπὶ τῆς μεγά(λης) ἑτερίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1029
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Καλοκυρῷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς μεγάλης ἑτερίας.

Lord, help your servant Kalokyros, imperial spatharios and epi tes megales hetaireias.