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John imperial spatharios and epi tou vestiariou (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps; fleurons rise on either side. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Κεοηθ̣,τσουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

ιν
νησπθ
ρηṢεπιτ
ουεστ

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρή(ῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τοῦ βεστ(ιαρίου)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps; fleurons rise on either side. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Κεοηθ̣,τσουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

ιν
νησπθ
ρηṢεπιτ
ουεστ

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρή(ῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τοῦ βεστ(ιαρίου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1736
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρήῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ βεστιαρίου.

Lord, help your servant John, imperial spatharios and epi tou vestiariou.