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Niketas imperial protospatharios and asekretis (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

An eight-rayed star with letters at the end forming an invocative monogram. Border of dots.

θεισ

[Θεοτόκε βοή]θει [τῷ] σ[ῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ικητ̣
σπαθ
κ̣ανṢ
ασηκρ
τ̣ι.

[Ν]ικήτ[ᾳ] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἀσηκρ[ῆ]τι[ς]

Obverse

An eight-rayed star with letters at the end forming an invocative monogram. Border of dots.

θεισ

[Θεοτόκε βοή]θει [τῷ] σ[ῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ικητ̣
σπαθ
κ̣ανṢ
ασηκρ
τ̣ι.

[Ν]ικήτ[ᾳ] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἀσηκρ[ῆ]τι[ς]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1634
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Partially effaced.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἀσηκρῆτις.

Mother of God, help your servant Niketas, imperial spatharokandidatos and asekretis.