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Philotheos imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

κεοηθητοσοουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει το σο δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross, a row of pellets above and below. Border of dots.


φηλ.
θε..σ
πθρη
μην


Φιλ[ο]θέῳ [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθαρήῳ, ἀμήν

Obverse

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

κεοηθητοσοουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει το σο δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross, a row of pellets above and below. Border of dots.


φηλ.
θε..σ
πθρη
μην


Φιλ[ο]θέῳ [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθαρήῳ, ἀμήν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1350
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει το σο δούλῳ Φιλοθέῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρήῳ, ἀμήν.

Lord, help your servant Philotheos, imperial protospatharios, amen.