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Constantine imperial protospatharios (ninth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

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

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

κν
τντη
.̣βσ̣.
.θ̣̣ρ̣,

Κων[σ]ταντή[ν]ῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σ[πα]θαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

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

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

κν
τντη
.̣βσ̣.
.θ̣̣ρ̣,

Κων[σ]ταντή[ν]ῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σ[πα]θαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2255
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντήνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial protospatharios.