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Stephanos imperial protospatharios and chartoularios of the genikon logothesion (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael holding the sceptre. Details unclear. Sigla on either side: Μ̅χ̅ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

αρχ,τραιγεο....

Ἀρχ(ισ)τράτιγε βο[ήθει]

Reverse

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

στεφαν
̣ασπαθα̣ρ̣
..ιχαρτ...
τ̣̣γ̣ενικ,
.ο̣γ̣ο̣θ,

Στεφάν(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) [κα]ὶ χαρτ[ουλ(αρίῳ)] τοῦ γενικ(οῦ) [λ]ογοθ(εσίου)

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael holding the sceptre. Details unclear. Sigla on either side: Μ̅χ̅ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

αρχ,τραιγεο....

Ἀρχ(ισ)τράτιγε βο[ήθει]

Reverse

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

στεφαν
̣ασπαθα̣ρ̣
..ιχαρτ...
τ̣̣γ̣ενικ,
.ο̣γ̣ο̣θ,

Στεφάν(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) [κα]ὶ χαρτ[ουλ(αρίῳ)] τοῦ γενικ(οῦ) [λ]ογοθ(εσίου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1306
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Corroded.

Translation

Ἀρχιστράτιγε βοήθει Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ γενικοῦ λογοθεσίου.

Commander of the heavenly host, help your servant Stephanos, imperial protospatharios and chartoularios of the genikon logothesion.