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Theophilos imperial protospatharios and koiaistor (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Ornamental flowers beneath the lower transverse bars; fleurons adorn both sides. Along the circumference, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

θεοφι
λσπ̣
ˊSκοιι
στρι

Θεοφίλῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα(θαρίῳ) (καὶ) κοιαίστωρι

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Ornamental flowers beneath the lower transverse bars; fleurons adorn both sides. Along the circumference, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

θεοφι
λσπ̣
ˊSκοιι
στρι

Θεοφίλῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα(θαρίῳ) (καὶ) κοιαίστωρι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2182
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφίλῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κοιαίστωρι.

Lord, help your servant Theophilos, imperial protospatharios and koiaistor.