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Romanos Dalassenos, protospatharios (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a saint (likely St Nicholas) holding the book and offering a blessing. Faint but illegible traces of epigraphy on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ρμα
ν̣,ασπαθ,
Ο̣αλα
σηνΟ


Ῥωμαν(ὸς) (πρωτο)σπαθ(άριος) ὁ Δαλασηνό(ς)

Obverse

Bust of a saint (likely St Nicholas) holding the book and offering a blessing. Faint but illegible traces of epigraphy on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ρμα
ν̣,ασπαθ,
Ο̣αλα
σηνΟ


Ῥωμαν(ὸς) (πρωτο)σπαθ(άριος) ὁ Δαλασηνό(ς)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1945
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, "Les Dalassenoi," no. 5 (with commentary).

Translation

Ῥωμανὸς πρωτοσπαθάριος ὁ Δαλασηνός.

Romanos Dalassenos, protospatharios.

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