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John imperial spatharios and dioiketes (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κε̣ο̣ηθειτσουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

ι
ννισπ
θSιυ
κιτ

Ἰωάννι β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) διυκιτῇ

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κε̣ο̣ηθειτσουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

ι
ννισπ
θSιυ
κιτ

Ἰωάννι β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) διυκιτῇ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1635
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ διυκιτῇ.

Lord, help your servant John, imperial spatharios and dioiketes.