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Theodotos imperial protospatharios and epi tes trapezes (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cruciform invocative monogram (type II). Between concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

τσδουλ̣̣..οδοτ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ [Θε]οδότῳ

Reverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ασπα..επιτιστραπεζ,

β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ)] ἐπὶ τις τραπέζ(ης)

Obverse

A cruciform invocative monogram (type II). Between concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

τσδουλ̣̣..οδοτ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ [Θε]οδότῳ

Reverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ασπα..επιτιστραπεζ,

β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ)] ἐπὶ τις τραπέζ(ης)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1045
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Worn.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδότῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τις τραπέζης.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodotos, imperial protospatharios and epi tes trapezes.