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N. patrikios and imperial protospatharios (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. In the quarters: λ̣. Wreath border.

Χριστὲ βοήθει [τῷ σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines, top line missing. A cross between fleurons below. Wreath border.

πτρ̣,
.ˊˊσπθ


... πατρ(ικίῳ) [(καὶ)] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. In the quarters: λ̣. Wreath border.

Χριστὲ βοήθει [τῷ σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines, top line missing. A cross between fleurons below. Wreath border.

πτρ̣,
.ˊˊσπθ


... πατρ(ικίῳ) [(καὶ)] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1670
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Χριστὲ βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ... πατρικίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Christ, help your servant ... patrikios and imperial protospatharios.