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Theophylaktos imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of steps. Fleurons rise to the lower transverse bar. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθιτσ....

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

θεο
φ̣υλακ
.οˋˋσ
π̣θρ,

Θεοφυλάκ[τ]ο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of steps. Fleurons rise to the lower transverse bar. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθιτσ....

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

θεο
φ̣υλακ
.οˋˋσ
π̣θρ,

Θεοφυλάκ[τ]ο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1895
Diameter 31.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφυλάκτο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Theophylaktos, imperial protospatharios.