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Michael imperial kandidatos and dioiketes (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

κεοηθ,τσλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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


μιχ
ηλκν
κει
υκητˊ


Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) κανδ(ιδάτῳ) κε διυκητ(ῇ)

Obverse

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

κεοηθ,τσλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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


μιχ
ηλκν
κει
υκητˊ


Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) κανδ(ιδάτῳ) κε διυκητ(ῇ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1458
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ κανδιδάτῳ κε διυκητῇ.

Lord, help your servant Michael, imperial kandidatos and dioiketes.