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John protospatharios and judge of the Hippodrome (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅–ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
Ι̅Α͂ΣΠΑΘ,
ΚΡΙΤ..Ι
ΤΟΥΙΠΠΟ
ΡΟΜ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) [ἐπ]ὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμ(ου)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅–ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
Ι̅Α͂ΣΠΑΘ,
ΚΡΙΤ..Ι
ΤΟΥΙΠΠΟ
ΡΟΜ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) [ἐπ]ὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμ(ου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2534
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 859.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου.

Theotokos, help John protospatharios and judge of the Hippodrome.