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Niketas imperial spatharokandidatos and epi ton oikeiakon (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Archangel Michael standing, in imperial garb, holding a sceptre and the globus cruciger. Along the circumference a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock. Border of dots.

κεοηθτσο..

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δο[ύλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


νικητ,
ˋσπθˋκν
ιˊSεπιτ
̣νοικει
.κν

Νικήτ(ᾳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδιδ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τῶν οἰκει[α]κῶν

Obverse

The Archangel Michael standing, in imperial garb, holding a sceptre and the globus cruciger. Along the circumference a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock. Border of dots.

κεοηθτσο..

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δο[ύλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


νικητ,
ˋσπθˋκν
ιˊSεπιτ
̣νοικει
.κν

Νικήτ(ᾳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδιδ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τῶν οἰκει[α]κῶν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2026
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν οἰκειακῶν.

Lord, help your servant Niketas, imperial spatharokandidatos and epi ton oikeiakon.