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Stephen imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Traces of epigraphy at left: |γ|ε : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε[ώργ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,θ,
τσδ̣
στεαν
σπαθαρ,κ̣
δ̣ιδατ
̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Στεφάνῳ [β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ο)κ[α(ν)]διδάτῳ

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Traces of epigraphy at left: |γ|ε : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε[ώργ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,θ,
τσδ̣
στεαν
σπαθαρ,κ̣
δ̣ιδατ
̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Στεφάνῳ [β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ο)κ[α(ν)]διδάτῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1786
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Stephen, imperial spatharokandidatos.