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Kyriakos Marchapsenos, protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Poorly preserved sigla on either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κεθ
κυριακ,
προτσπα
θαριτ
μαρχαψ
ν

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κυριακ(ῷ) προτ(ο)σπαθαρίῳ τῷ Μαρχαψ(η)νῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Poorly preserved sigla on either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κεθ
κυριακ,
προτσπα
θαριτ
μαρχαψ
ν

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Κυριακ(ῷ) προτ(ο)σπαθαρίῳ τῷ Μαρχαψ(η)νῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1231
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κυριακῷ προτοσπαθαρίῳ τῷ Μαρχαψηνῷ.

Mother of God, help Kyriakos Marchapsenos, protospatharios.