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Theotimos imperial protospatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross mounted on a base of steps. Fleurons rise on either side. Along the circumference, within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθι

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθι [τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Thin wreath border.

θεοτι
ουˋ,σπ
θρηοˊ

Θεοτί[μ]ου β(ασιλικοῦ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρήο(υ)

Obverse

A cross mounted on a base of steps. Fleurons rise on either side. Along the circumference, within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθι

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθι [τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Thin wreath border.

θεοτι
ουˋ,σπ
θρηοˊ

Θεοτί[μ]ου β(ασιλικοῦ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρήο(υ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1984
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Θεοτίμου βασιλικοῦ πρωτοσπαθαρήου.

Lord, help your servant. (Seal of) Theotimos, imperial protospatharios.