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Niketas protospatharios and asekretis (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla visible at right: Χ||ι : [ὁ Μι]χαί[λ]. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription:

......ρτ,οηθ,τσ,

[ἀρχιστ]ράτ(ηγε) βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above and a pellet below. Border of dots.


νικ.
τˊ.π.
θση̣.
ρητ..

Νικ[ή]τᾳ (πρωτο)[σ]π[α]θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἀση[κ]ρῆτ[ις]

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla visible at right: Χ||ι : [ὁ Μι]χαί[λ]. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription:

......ρτ,οηθ,τσ,

[ἀρχιστ]ράτ(ηγε) βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above and a pellet below. Border of dots.


νικ.
τˊ.π.
θση̣.
ρητ..

Νικ[ή]τᾳ (πρωτο)[σ]π[α]θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἀση[κ]ρῆτ[ις]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1832
Diameter 31.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Condition Flattened on one side, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 69.

Translation

ἀρχιστράτηγε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἀσηκρῆτις.

Commander of the heavenly host, help your servant Niketas, protospatharios and asekretis.