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Kalokyros imperial spatharokandidatos and epi tes megales hetaireias (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the book. Sigla on either side: |ν|ικ|ο|λ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Within a border of dots, traces of a circular inscription along the circumference:

keo..ei........

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ήθ]ει [τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

κλ.
κ̣υροˊσ
π̣θκν
ˊSεπιτ,
μεγ,ετ
.ρι

Καλ[ο]κυρο β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τ(ῆς) μεγ(άλης) ἑτ[ε]ρία(ς)

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the book. Sigla on either side: |ν|ικ|ο|λ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Within a border of dots, traces of a circular inscription along the circumference:

keo..ei........

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ήθ]ει [τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

κλ.
κ̣υροˊσ
π̣θκν
ˊSεπιτ,
μεγ,ετ
.ρι

Καλ[ο]κυρο β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τ(ῆς) μεγ(άλης) ἑτ[ε]ρία(ς)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2258
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Broken in two along the channel.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Καλοκυρο βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς μεγάλης ἑτερίας.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial spatharokandidatos and epi tes megales hetaireias.