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Peter spatharokandidatos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on either side. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοη̣

Κ(ύρι)ε βοή[θει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Π̣ετρ
σηλι
σπθ
οκνδ
ι̣δ̣τ,

Πέτρ[ῳ] βασηλι[κ]ῷ σπαθα[ρ]οκανδιδάτ(ῳ)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on either side. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοη̣

Κ(ύρι)ε βοή[θει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Π̣ετρ
σηλι
σπθ
οκνδ
ι̣δ̣τ,

Πέτρ[ῳ] βασηλι[κ]ῷ σπαθα[ρ]οκανδιδάτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1516
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ βασηλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Peter, imperial spatharokandidatos.