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Romanos proto(?)spatharios and judge of the Hippodrome (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the Gospel and offering a blessing. Traces of epigraphy at right: κο|λ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι]κόλ(αος). Remains of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

σ...λ,

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ [δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.


ρ
.σπα̣
κριτ,.
τιπ
ρομ
  

Ῥω[μανῷ (πρωτο)]σπα[θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ)] κριτ(ῇ) [ἐπὶ] τοῦ Ἱπ[πο]δρόμ(ου)

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the Gospel and offering a blessing. Traces of epigraphy at right: κο|λ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι]κόλ(αος). Remains of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

σ...λ,

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ [δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.


ρ
.σπα̣
κριτ,.
τιπ
ρομ
  

Ῥω[μανῷ (πρωτο)]σπα[θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ)] κριτ(ῇ) [ἐπὶ] τοῦ Ἱπ[πο]δρόμ(ου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1102
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Broken; half preserved.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ῥωμανῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου