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John spatharokandidatos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Christopher holding the book and offering a blessing. Details indistinct. Inscription on either side: |χ|ρισ|τ,φ||ρο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Χριστ(ο)φώρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, top line not preserved. An ornament below. Border of dots.

σ̣,
ι̅σπθ
ρ,κν
  

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St Christopher holding the book and offering a blessing. Details indistinct. Inscription on either side: |χ|ρισ|τ,φ||ρο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Χριστ(ο)φώρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, top line not preserved. An ornament below. Border of dots.

σ̣,
ι̅σπθ
ρ,κν
  

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1740
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, spatharokandidatos.