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John Kataphloron, protospatharios (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,θ,
ι̅σπ
θρ,τκ
τφλ
ρον

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) τῷ Καταφλῶρον

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,θ,
ι̅σπ
θρ,τκ
τφλ
ρον

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) τῷ Καταφλῶρον

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1555
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ τῷ Καταφλῶρον.

Mother of God, help John Kataphloron, protospatharios.