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Constantine imperial spatharokandidatos and kourator τῶν κτημάτων (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. A circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

θ̣κ̣ε̣̣ο̣η̣...τ̣̣σ̣̣Δ̣̣λ,

Κύριε βοή[θει] τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Traces of a wreath border.

κνσ
τ̣ντιν
σ̣πθκν
.κρ τ
κ̣τημτ̣

Κωνσταντίν(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)καν[δ(ι)δ(άτῳ)] (καὶ) κουρ(άτορι) τ(ῶν) κτημάτ(ων)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. A circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

θ̣κ̣ε̣̣ο̣η̣...τ̣̣σ̣̣Δ̣̣λ,

Κύριε βοή[θει] τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Traces of a wreath border.

κνσ
τ̣ντιν
σ̣πθκν
.κρ τ
κ̣τημτ̣

Κωνσταντίν(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)καν[δ(ι)δ(άτῳ)] (καὶ) κουρ(άτορι) τ(ῶν) κτημάτ(ων)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1707
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition Chipped. Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ κουράτορι τῶν κτημάτων.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial spatharokandidatos and kourator of the ktemata.

Commentary

The kourator of the ktemata (i.e. imperial holdings or foundations) was an official listed under the authority of the grand kourator; see Oikonomides, Listes, 123.15, and 318.