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Sergios imperial spatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: τσ|δλ. Border of dots.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets above and below. Border of dots.


σερ
γιασ
ιλικσπα
θαρι


Σεργίῳ βασιλικ(ῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: τσ|δλ. Border of dots.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A row of pellets above and below. Border of dots.


σερ
γιασ
ιλικσπα
θαρι


Σεργίῳ βασιλικ(ῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2167
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Sergios, imperial spatharios.