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N. patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and magistros (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: Λ̣Ω̣–Σ. Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ δού]λῳ σοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of at least six lines. Wreath border.

. . .
ΚΙΒ̣Σ̣
ΛΙΚΠΡΟΤ̣
ΟΣΠΘΡΙ̣
ΜΓΙ
ΤΡ

[. . . πατρι]κίῳ βασιλικῷ προτοσπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) μαγί[σ]τρῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: Λ̣Ω̣–Σ. Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ δού]λῳ σοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of at least six lines. Wreath border.

. . .
ΚΙΒ̣Σ̣
ΛΙΚΠΡΟΤ̣
ΟΣΠΘΡΙ̣
ΜΓΙ
ΤΡ

[. . . πατρι]κίῳ βασιλικῷ προτοσπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) μαγί[σ]τρῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2676
Diameter 28.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σοῦ . . . πατρικίῳ βασιλικῷ προτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ μαγίστρῳ.

Lord/Theotokos, help your servant N. patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and magistros.

Commentary

Given the space available on the top line, it seems likely that the owner's name was John, rendered in the ΙΩ abrreviation.