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Nikephoros imperial spatharokandidatos and dioiketes (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θ|εο|δ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρος. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδ̣̣λ̣

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

νι
κιφορ,
σπαθ̅καν
Sδιυκ
ιτη

Νικιφόρ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) διυκιτῇ

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θ|εο|δ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρος. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδ̣̣λ̣

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

νι
κιφορ,
σπαθ̅καν
Sδιυκ
ιτη

Νικιφόρ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) διυκιτῇ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2311
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικιφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ διυκιτῇ.

Lord, help your servant Nikephoros, imperial spatharokandidatos and dioiketes.