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Romanos imperial spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: .σ.|Δλ . No border visible.

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. No border visible.

ρμ̣
ν̣σ..
θρι

Ῥωμανῷ β(ασιλικῷ) σ[πα]θαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: .σ.|Δλ . No border visible.

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. No border visible.

ρμ̣
ν̣σ..
θρι

Ῥωμανῷ β(ασιλικῷ) σ[πα]θαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2017
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Chipped along the circumference.

Translation

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ῥωμανῷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God (or Lord), help your servant Romanos, imperial spatharios.