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

 
 

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of four steps. Along the circumference, a circular inscription beginning a cross at seven o'clock. Border of dots.

κεοηθι̣τ̣̣σ̣δουλ

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ιανν
η,ασπαθ,
Sεπητυκη
ακουεσ
τιαρι

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὴ τοῦ ὐκηακοῦ βεστηαρίου

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on a base of four steps. Along the circumference, a circular inscription beginning a cross at seven o'clock. Border of dots.

κεοηθι̣τ̣̣σ̣δουλ

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ιανν
η,ασπαθ,
Sεπητυκη
ακουεσ
τιαρι

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὴ τοῦ ὐκηακοῦ βεστηαρίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1794
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὴ τοῦ ὐκηακοῦ βεστηαρίου.

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