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Damianos spatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion before her. Sigla on either side: .ρθυ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)]ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κε
τσοδ
δαμι
σπαθ̣ρ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σο δ[ού(λῳ)] Δαμια[ν(ῷ)] σπαθ(α)ρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion before her. Sigla on either side: .ρθυ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)]ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κε
τσοδ
δαμι
σπαθ̣ρ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σο δ[ού(λῳ)] Δαμια[ν(ῷ)] σπαθ(α)ρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1608
Diameter 15.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σο δούλῳ Δαμιανῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Damianos, spatharios.