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Niketas (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios and Domestikos of the God-guarded Scholai (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: ..σ̣|λ . Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines (top line missing). Wreath border.

....
τπτρ̣
ικβσπ̣
θSομ
τονθσ
χολ

[Νική]τᾳ πατρικ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δομ(εστικῷ) τον θ(εοφυλάκτων) σχολ(ῶν)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: ..σ̣|λ . Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines (top line missing). Wreath border.

....
τπτρ̣
ικβσπ̣
θSομ
τονθσ
χολ

[Νική]τᾳ πατρικ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δομ(εστικῷ) τον θ(εοφυλάκτων) σχολ(ῶν)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1175
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ δομεστικῷ τον θεοφυλάκτων σχολῶν.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Niketas patrikios, imperial protospatharios and Domestikos of the God-guarded Scholai.