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John imperial spatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣σ|λ . Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

ι̣ν̣
ν̣ησ̣π̣
θ̣̣ρ̣ι

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣σ|λ . Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

ι̣ν̣
ν̣ησ̣π̣
θ̣̣ρ̣ι

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2013
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, imperial spatharios.