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Christopher imperial protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with hands raised before her. Sigla visible at left: ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Pellets above and below sigla. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΣ,
.Ρ̣ΙΣΤΟ
..Α͂ΣΠΑ
Θ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Χ]ριστο[φ(όρῳ) β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with hands raised before her. Sigla visible at left: ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Pellets above and below sigla. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΣ,
.Ρ̣ΙΣΤΟ
..Α͂ΣΠΑ
Θ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Χ]ριστο[φ(όρῳ) β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2528
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Christopher imperial protospatharios.