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Arsakios imperial protospatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the corners: ΤΣ|Λ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ΡΣ
Κ̣ΙΣΠ̣
.ΘΡΙ
  

Ἀρσακίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ[α]θαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the corners: ΤΣ|Λ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ΡΣ
Κ̣ΙΣΠ̣
.ΘΡΙ
  

Ἀρσακίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ[α]θαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2048
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀρσακίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God or Lord, help you servant Arsakios, imperial protospatharios.

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