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Stephen hypatos, imperial strator and droungarios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: Στε.|α̣ν̣ω. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει Στε[φ]άνῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

υπ
ατSα̣
.ιλικ̣σ̣τ
.ατοριS
.ρ̣γγ.

ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) βα[σ]ιλικῷ στ[ρ]άτορι (καὶ) [δ]ρουγγ[αρ(ίῳ)]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: Στε.|α̣ν̣ω. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει Στε[φ]άνῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

υπ
ατSα̣
.ιλικ̣σ̣τ
.ατοριS
.ρ̣γγ.

ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) βα[σ]ιλικῷ στ[ρ]άτορι (καὶ) [δ]ρουγγ[αρ(ίῳ)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1793
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει Στεφάνῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ στράτορι καὶ δρουγγαρίῳ.

Lord or Mother of God, help Stephen, hypatos, imperial strator and droungarios.