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John imperial kommerkiarios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τσ|.λ. No border visible.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. No border visible.

ι.
ν̣ηβκομ.
.κιρι

Ἰωά[ν]νῃ β(ασιλικῷ) κομ(μ)[ερ]κιαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τσ|.λ. No border visible.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. No border visible.

ι.
ν̣ηβκομ.
.κιρι

Ἰωά[ν]νῃ β(ασιλικῷ) κομ(μ)[ερ]κιαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1723
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ κομμερκιαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, imperial kommerkiarios.