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John imperial spatharios (eighth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τοδ|λοσ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ινν
οβσιλ
ικοσπ
θρι

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τοδ|λοσ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ινν
οβσιλ
ικοσπ
θρι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1278
Diameter 30.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δούλῳ σου. Ἰωάννου βασιλικοῦ σπαθαρίου.

Mother of God, help Thy servant. (Seal of) John, imperial spatharios.