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Zacharias imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Blasios, bearded, holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Sigla: ||λ|σ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βλάσ(ιος). Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription:

γ,ελσ,,τσδ

ἅγ(ι)ε Βλάσ(ιε) β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.


χρ̣,
,ˊσπθˊ
...ιτον
...ικ

Ζαχαρ(ίᾳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ) ἐπ]ὶ τον [οἰκε]ιακῶν

Obverse

Bust of St Blasios, bearded, holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Sigla: ||λ|σ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βλάσ(ιος). Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription:

γ,ελσ,,τσδ

ἅγ(ι)ε Βλάσ(ιε) β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.


χρ̣,
,ˊσπθˊ
...ιτον
...ικ

Ζαχαρ(ίᾳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ) ἐπ]ὶ τον [οἰκε]ιακῶν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1150
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Cracked.

Translation

ἅγιε Βλάσιε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ζαχαρίᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τον οἰκειακῶν.

St Blasios, help your servant Zacharias, imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon.