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Maekes imperial kandidatos and kourator (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Along the circumference, within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητσδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

μη
κηκν
ηSκο
υρτο
ρν

Μαήκη β(ασιλικὸν) κανδηδ(ᾶτον) (καὶ) κουράτοραν

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Along the circumference, within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητσδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

μη
κηκν
ηSκο
υρτο
ρν

Μαήκη β(ασιλικὸν) κανδηδ(ᾶτον) (καὶ) κουράτοραν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2161
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μαήκη βασιλικὸν κανδηδᾶτον καὶ κουράτοραν.

Lord, help your servant Maekes, imperial kandidatos and kourator.