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Constantine imperial protospatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint; details indistinct. No sigla visible. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτσδ..

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

  
κον
σ̣τντη
ν̣σ
π̣θ

Κονσταντήνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint; details indistinct. No sigla visible. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτσδ..

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

  
κον
σ̣τντη
ν̣σ
π̣θ

Κονσταντήνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1453
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κονσταντήνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial protospatharios.