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Peter imperial protospatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Σ|Λ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ [δού]λῳ

Reverse

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


ΠΕΤ
ΒΣΙΛ
ΣΠ
ΑΜ̣

Πέτ[ρῳ] βασιλ[ικῷ] (πρωτο)σπα[θαρί]ῳ, ἀμ[ήν]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Σ|Λ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ [δού]λῳ

Reverse

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


ΠΕΤ
ΒΣΙΛ
ΣΠ
ΑΜ̣

Πέτ[ρῳ] βασιλ[ικῷ] (πρωτο)σπα[θαρί]ῳ, ἀμ[ήν]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2683
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Half a seal

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ. ἀμήν

Theotokos, help your servant Peter imperial protospatharios. Amen