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Stephanos imperial protospatharios and mystikos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθε..σδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθε[ι τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

στεφ,
σπ
θSμυσ
τικο

Στεφ(άνῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) μυστικο

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθε..σδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθε[ι τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

στεφ,
σπ
θSμυσ
τικο

Στεφ(άνῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) μυστικο

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1304
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ μυστικο.

Lord, help your servant Stephanos, imperial protospatharios and mystikos.