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John imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ. Details indistinct. Traces of sigla on either side: ισ̅χσ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσ.....

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots above and below. Border of dots.

  
ι
.νη,σ
πθρο
κ̣νˊ
  

Ἰωά[ν]νῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαροκανδ(ιδάτῳ)

Obverse

Bust of Christ. Details indistinct. Traces of sigla on either side: ισ̅χσ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσ.....

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots above and below. Border of dots.

  
ι
.νη,σ
πθρο
κ̣νˊ
  

Ἰωά[ν]νῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαροκανδ(ιδάτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2029
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, imperial spatharokandidatos.