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Meligalas imperial protospatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

μ̣εληγ̣
λ̣σηλι̣
κπροτοσ
πθρη
̣

Μεληγαλᾷ βασηλικῷ προτοσπαθαρήῳ

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

μ̣εληγ̣
λ̣σηλι̣
κπροτοσ
πθρη
̣

Μεληγαλᾷ βασηλικῷ προτοσπαθαρήῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1652
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μεληγαλᾷ βασηλικῷ προτοσπαθαρήῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Meligalas, imperial protospatharios.