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Nikephoros imperial spatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

θεο
τοκεβο
ηθιτωδ
ουλωσ
ου

Θεοτόκε βοήθι τῷ δούλῳ σου 

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

...ηφ
ο̣ρω̣βασι
λ̣ικωσπ
θρ̣ιω̣

[Νικ]ηφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

θεο
τοκεβο
ηθιτωδ
ουλωσ
ου

Θεοτόκε βοήθι τῷ δούλῳ σου 

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

...ηφ
ο̣ρω̣βασι
λ̣ικωσπ
θρ̣ιω̣

[Νικ]ηφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1225
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Condition Corroded on the reverse.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθι τῷ δούλῳ σου Νικηφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Nikephoros, imperial spatharios.