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Basil hypatos and imperial spatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: .|λ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border.

βσ
ληυπ
̣βσπ
θρι

Βασιλήῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: .|λ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border.

βσ
ληυπ
̣βσπ
θρι

Βασιλήῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1503
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλήῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord (or Mother of God), help your servant Basil, hypatos and imperial spatharios.