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N. imperial spatharios (seventh/eight century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: λοσ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, top line missing. A cross between fleurons below. Wreath border.

ουβσιλ
ικουσπ
θρι


...ου βασιλικοῦ σπαθαρίου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: λοσ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, top line missing. A cross between fleurons below. Wreath border.

ουβσιλ
ικουσπ
θρι


...ου βασιλικοῦ σπαθαρίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1863
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Broken; nearly half missing.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου. ...ου βασιλικοῦ σπαθαρίου.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant. (Seal of) ...os, imperial spatharios.