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N. patrikios, imperial protospatharios and magistros (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). Preserved in the lower quarters: λ̣. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, top line missing. Wreath border.

τρι.
.̣σπSμ
..ηστρ

... [π]ατρι[κ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπα(θαρίῳ) (καὶ) μ[αγ]ήστρ(ῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). Preserved in the lower quarters: λ̣. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, top line missing. Wreath border.

τρι.
.̣σπSμ
..ηστρ

... [π]ατρι[κ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπα(θαρίῳ) (καὶ) μ[αγ]ήστρ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2112
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Chipped.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ... πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ μαγήστρῳ.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant ... patrikios, imperial protospatharios and magistros.