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John spatharokandidatos and episkeptites (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands raised before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅ˋθ,
τσ,
ι̅σπθ,ρ,
κν,Sεπ,
σκεπτιτ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) σπαθ(α)ρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἐπ(ι)σκεπτίτ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands raised before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅ˋθ,
τσ,
ι̅σπθ,ρ,
κν,Sεπ,
σκεπτιτ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) σπαθ(α)ρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἐπ(ι)σκεπτίτ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1989
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπισκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant John, spatharokandidatos and episkeptites.