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Michael imperial protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Panteleimon holding the Gospel and offering blessing. Sigla on either side: |π|αντ|ε|λι|μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Παντελ(ε)ίμ(ων). Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross:

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

mi
χαηλˊΑ
σπαθα
ρη

Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρήῳ

Obverse

Bust of St Panteleimon holding the Gospel and offering blessing. Sigla on either side: |π|αντ|ε|λι|μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Παντελ(ε)ίμ(ων). Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross:

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

mi
χαηλˊΑ
σπαθα
ρη

Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρήῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1958
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρήῳ.

Lord, help your servant Michael, imperial protospatharios.