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Constantine imperial spatharokandidatos and asekretis (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Pellets above and below the lower crossbar. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσο̣υ̣λ̣

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets below. Border of dots.

κνσ
.ντσπ
̣θκνS
̣σηκριτ


Κωνσ[τ]αντ(ίνῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) ἀσηκρῆτ(ις)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Pellets above and below the lower crossbar. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσο̣υ̣λ̣

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets below. Border of dots.

κνσ
.ντσπ
̣θκνS
̣σηκριτ


Κωνσ[τ]αντ(ίνῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) ἀσηκρῆτ(ις)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1901
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἀσηκρῆτις.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial spatharokandidatos and asekretis.