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Joseph imperial spatharokandidatos and chartoularios of the fleet (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

κεοη......λουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοή[θει τῷ σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

ισ..
σ̣πθ̣ρ̣.
κνιS.
ρτο̣υ̣λρ,τ,σ
το̣λου


Ἰωσ[ὴφ] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ[ο]κανδιδ(άτῳ) (καὶ) [χ]αρτουλαρ(ίῳ) τ(οῦ) στόλου

Obverse

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

κεοη......λουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοή[θει τῷ σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

ισ..
σ̣πθ̣ρ̣.
κνιS.
ρτο̣υ̣λρ,τ,σ
το̣λου


Ἰωσ[ὴφ] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ[ο]κανδιδ(άτῳ) (καὶ) [χ]αρτουλαρ(ίῳ) τ(οῦ) στόλου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1093
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωσὴφ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ στόλου.

Lord, help your servant Joseph, imperial spatharokandidatos and chartoularios of the fleet.

Commentary

Note that the engraver mistakenly inscribed Λ for Δ in the word δούλῳ on the obverse.