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Eustathios imperial strator and kommerkiarios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a saint (likely St Nicholas). Details indistinct. No sigla visible. Within a border of dots, traces of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κε.οη

Κ(ύρι)ε [β]οή[θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Thin wreath border.

ε̣υστ
θ̣ηοσ
ρτορ
κμερ
κ̣ηρ,

Εὐστ[α]θήο β(ασιλικῷ) σ[τ]άρτορ(ι) [(καὶ)] κουμερκηαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of a saint (likely St Nicholas). Details indistinct. No sigla visible. Within a border of dots, traces of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κε.οη

Κ(ύρι)ε [β]οή[θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Thin wreath border.

ε̣υστ
θ̣ηοσ
ρτορ
κμερ
κ̣ηρ,

Εὐστ[α]θήο β(ασιλικῷ) σ[τ]άρτορ(ι) [(καὶ)] κουμερκηαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2121
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel on the obverse.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐσταθήο βασιλικῷ στράτορι καὶ κουμερκηαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Eustathios, imperial strator and kommerkiarios.

Commentary

Note the spelling error (στάρτορι) reproduced in the transcription and tacitly corrected in the translation.