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Constantine imperial spatharios and notarios of the imperial eidikos logos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ...̣|λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

Κ
τντ̣
σπSνοτι̣
βλογ

Κ[ωνσ]ταντ[ίνῳ β(ασιλικῷ)] σπα(θαρίῳ) (καὶ) νο(ταρίῳ) τοῦ ἰδ(ικοῦ) β(ασιλικοῦ) λόγου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ...̣|λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

Κ
τντ̣
σπSνοτι̣
βλογ

Κ[ωνσ]ταντ[ίνῳ β(ασιλικῷ)] σπα(θαρίῳ) (καὶ) νο(ταρίῳ) τοῦ ἰδ(ικοῦ) β(ασιλικοῦ) λόγου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1354
Diameter 31.0 mm
Condition Chipped; one quarter missing.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 625.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ νοταρίῳ τοῦ ἰδικοῦ βασιλικοῦ λόγου.

Theotokos, help your servant Constantine imperial spatharios and notarios of the imperial eidikos logos.

Commentary

The identification of the cruciform invocative monogram type on the obverse is based on the two parallels.