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John imperial spatharios and droungarios of the imperial navy (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ι̣
β̣σπθ.
δ̣ργγ,τ.
βπλο..

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] δρουγγ(αρίῳ) τ[οῦ] β(ασιλικοῦ) πλο[ΐμ(ου)]

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ι̣
β̣σπθ.
δ̣ργγ,τ.
βπλο..

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] δρουγγ(αρίῳ) τ[οῦ] β(ασιλικοῦ) πλο[ΐμ(ου)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1648
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δρουγγαρίῳ τοῦ βασιλικοῦ πλοΐμου.

Mother of God, help your servant John, imperial spatharios and droungarios of the imperial navy.