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Basil imperial spatharios and tourmarches (ninth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: σ|λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

βσι̣
ηβσπ
.ιτουρ̣
μρχ,

Βασι[λ]ήῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπα[θ(αρίῳ) κ]αὶ τουρμάρχ(ῃ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: σ|λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

βσι̣
ηβσπ
.ιτουρ̣
μρχ,

Βασι[λ]ήῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπα[θ(αρίῳ) κ]αὶ τουρμάρχ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1321
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Struck off center.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλήῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ τουρμάρχῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant Basil, imperial spatharios and tourmarches.