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Constantine spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots below. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε,θ,
κνστ
τ,σπθ
ρ,κ,
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κωνστα(ν)τ(ίνῳ) σπαθαρ(ο)κ(αν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots below. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε,θ,
κνστ
τ,σπθ
ρ,κ,
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κωνστα(ν)τ(ίνῳ) σπαθαρ(ο)κ(αν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1042
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help Constantine spatharokandidatos.