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Petronas imperial spatharokandidatos and epi ton oikeiakon (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on both sides. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδ̣ο̣υ̣λ̣

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

πετρ
.νˊσπ
.θκ̣νδιδ̣
..Sεπιτ
.κι.

Πετρ[ω]νᾷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[α]θ(αρο)κανδιδ[άτ(ῳ)] (καὶ) ἐπὶ τ(ῶν) [ὐ]κια[κ(ῶν)]

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on both sides. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδ̣ο̣υ̣λ̣

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

πετρ
.νˊσπ
.θκ̣νδιδ̣
..Sεπιτ
.κι.

Πετρ[ω]νᾷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[α]θ(αρο)κανδιδ[άτ(ῳ)] (καὶ) ἐπὶ τ(ῶν) [ὐ]κια[κ(ῶν)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1176
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πετρωνᾷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν ὐκιακῶν.

Lord, help your servant Petronas, imperial spatharokandidatos and epi ton oikeiakon.