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Leo imperial spatharokandidatos and chartoularios of the imperial navy (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x on the upper crossbar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons rise to the tips of the lower crossbar. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

λεον
ασιλ,σπα
θαρ,κανδι
δατ,κ,χαρτ
λαρτσ
ιληκουπλ
οιμου

Λέον(τι) βασιλ(ικῷ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδιδάτ(ῳ) κ(αὶ) χαρτουλαρ(ίῳ) τοῦ βασιληκοῦ πλοΐμου

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x on the upper crossbar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons rise to the tips of the lower crossbar. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

λεον
ασιλ,σπα
θαρ,κανδι
δατ,κ,χαρτ
λαρτσ
ιληκουπλ
οιμου

Λέον(τι) βασιλ(ικῷ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδιδάτ(ῳ) κ(αὶ) χαρτουλαρ(ίῳ) τοῦ βασιληκοῦ πλοΐμου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1282
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ βασιληκοῦ πλοΐμου.

Lord, help your servant Leo, imperial spatharokandidatos and chartoularios of the imperial navy.