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Theophylaktos imperial protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Archangel Michael standing, holding a globus cruciger in his left hand. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

  
ΘΕΟ̣
ΦΥΛ'ΚΤ.
'ΑΣΠΑ̣.
ΑΡΙ.
  

Θεοφυλ(ά)κτ[ῳ] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ]αρίῳ

Obverse

The Archangel Michael standing, holding a globus cruciger in his left hand. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

  
ΘΕΟ̣
ΦΥΛ'ΚΤ.
'ΑΣΠΑ̣.
ΑΡΙ.
  

Θεοφυλ(ά)κτ[ῳ] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ]αρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2620
Diameter 28.0 mm

Translation

Θεοφυλάκτῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Theophylaktos imperial protospatharios.

Commentary

Missing letters on the right side of the reverse inscription make it impossible to tell whether the inscription is in the nominative or the dative case. There is no invocation, but there only seems to be enough space at the end of the second and fourth lines for a single letter (e.g., omega or omicron plus an abbreviation mark).