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Michael protospatharios and kourator of the imperial workshops (tenth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

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

Κεοηθ̣ε̣ι̣τ̣..Δουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τ[ῷ σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

mịx̣̣
ηλσ̣πθ
ρSκρτορ̣
τνεργ
οδ̣σι

Μιχαὴλ (πρωτο)σπαθ(α)ρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) κουράτορ(ι) τῶν β(ασιλικῶν) ἐργοδωσίω(ν)

Obverse

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

Κεοηθ̣ε̣ι̣τ̣..Δουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τ[ῷ σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

mịx̣̣
ηλσ̣πθ
ρSκρτορ̣
τνεργ
οδ̣σι

Μιχαὴλ (πρωτο)σπαθ(α)ρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) κουράτορ(ι) τῶν β(ασιλικῶν) ἐργοδωσίω(ν)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1700
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κουράτορι τῶν βασιλικῶν ἐργοδωσίων.

Lord, help your servant Michael, protospatharios and kourator of the imperial workshops.