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John protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θ|εδ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε(ό)δ(ω)ρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,θ,
τσδ
ι̅πρ
οτ,σπ,θ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) προτ(ο)σπ(α)θ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θ|εδ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε(ό)δ(ω)ρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,θ,
τσδ
ι̅πρ
οτ,σπ,θ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) προτ(ο)σπ(α)θ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1605
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ προτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, protospatharios.