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Niketas spatharokandidatos and silentiarios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a saint (Nicholas?). Traces of inscription at right: Λ̣|Κ̣̣|Α̣. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ,Θ̣
ΝΙΚΗΤΑ̣
ΣΠΑΘΑΡΟ
ΚΑΝ̣,ΣΙ̣
ΛΕΝΤΙ
ΑΡ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικήτᾳ σπαθαροκανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) σιλεντιαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of a saint (Nicholas?). Traces of inscription at right: Λ̣|Κ̣̣|Α̣. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ,Θ̣
ΝΙΚΗΤΑ̣
ΣΠΑΘΑΡΟ
ΚΑΝ̣,ΣΙ̣
ΛΕΝΤΙ
ΑΡ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικήτᾳ σπαθαροκανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) σιλεντιαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2616
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ σιλεντιαρίῳ.

Lord, help Niketas spatharokandidatos and silentiarios.

Commentary

The identification of the saint on the obverse as Nicholas is extremely tentative. The inscription could possibly read [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι]λκώα(ος).