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Romanos imperial spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τ̣σ.|.λ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

ρ̣μ̣
νβσπ̣.
θρι

Ῥωμανῷ βασιλικῷ σπ[α]θαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τ̣σ.|.λ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

ρ̣μ̣
νβσπ̣.
θρι

Ῥωμανῷ βασιλικῷ σπ[α]θαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1641
Diameter 27.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ῥωμανῷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Romanos, imperial spatharios.