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John imperial kommerkiarios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: ..–Σ.|.–Λ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σ[ῷ δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

Ι̣
ΝΗΒ Κ̣
Ρ̣ΚΙΑΡΙ.

'Ιω[άν]νῃ β(ασιλικῷ) κ[ομε]ρκιαρί[ῳ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: ..–Σ.|.–Λ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σ[ῷ δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

Ι̣
ΝΗΒ Κ̣
Ρ̣ΚΙΑΡΙ.

'Ιω[άν]νῃ β(ασιλικῷ) κ[ομε]ρκιαρί[ῳ]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2486
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Chipped

Translation

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ 'Ιωάννῃ βασιλικῷ κομερκιαρίῳ.

Lord/Theotokos, help your servant John imperial kommerkiarios.