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Niketas imperial spatharios and chartoularios of the stratiotikon (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κ̣ε̣̣ο̣ηθειτσδου.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

ν̣.κ̣ητ
ασπαθ
Sχαρττσ
τρατιοτ

Ν[ι]κήτᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) χαρτ(ουλαρίῳ) τ(οῦ) στρατιοτ(ικοῦ)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κ̣ε̣̣ο̣ηθειτσδου.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

ν̣.κ̣ητ
ασπαθ
Sχαρττσ
τρατιοτ

Ν[ι]κήτᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) χαρτ(ουλαρίῳ) τ(οῦ) στρατιοτ(ικοῦ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1284
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ στρατιοτικοῦ.

Lord, help your servant Niketas, imperial spatharios and chartoularios of the stratiotikon.