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Michael imperial spatharios and tourmarches (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: σ|λ . Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

μιχ
ηλσπ
̣θθκ
τ̣ρμχ

Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαθ(ίῳ) κ(αὶ) τουρμ(άρ)χ(ῃ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: σ|λ . Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

μιχ
ηλσπ
̣θθκ
τ̣ρμχ

Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαθ(ίῳ) κ(αὶ) τουρμ(άρ)χ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1206
Diameter 23.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ τουρμάρχῃ.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Michael imperial spatharios and tourmarches.

Commentary

Note the crude engraving and the mistake in the third line of the reverse.