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Staurakios imperial spatharokandidatos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); traces of an inscription in the quarters: Τσ.Δ̣. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ] δού[λῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

Στυρ
κιΒσπ
θρκν
̣ι̣τ̣

Σταυρακίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρωκανδιδάτ(ῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); traces of an inscription in the quarters: Τσ.Δ̣. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ] δού[λῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

Στυρ
κιΒσπ
θρκν
̣ι̣τ̣

Σταυρακίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρωκανδιδάτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1737
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Σταυρακίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρωκανδιδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Staurakios, imperial spatharokandidatos.