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

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII?); in the quarters: Σ̣|–ΛΩ: [τῷ] σ[ῷ] δούλῳ. Wreath border.

Κύριε βοήθει [τῷ] σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines (first line not preserved). Wreath border.

Π
ΚΙΒ̣
ΣΠΑΘΙ̣
ΜΓΙ
ΣΤΡ

...ῳ πα[τρι]κίῳ βα[σ(ιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) μαγίστρῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII?); in the quarters: Σ̣|–ΛΩ: [τῷ] σ[ῷ] δούλῳ. Wreath border.

Κύριε βοήθει [τῷ] σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines (first line not preserved). Wreath border.

Π
ΚΙΒ̣
ΣΠΑΘΙ̣
ΜΓΙ
ΣΤΡ

...ῳ πα[τρι]κίῳ βα[σ(ιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) μαγίστρῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2739
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ . . . ῳ πατρικίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ μαγίστρῳ.

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