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Staurakios imperial koubikoularios, primikerios, and kourator of the estates (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross on steps. Inscription between two borders of dots.

ΣΔΟΥΛ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Σ
ΡΑΚ
ΚΟΥ
ΠΡΙΜ
ΤΟΡΙ
ΚΤ

Σ[ταυ]ρακ[ίῳ β(ασιλικῷ)] κουβ[ικουλαρίῳ] πριμ[ικηρίῳ (καὶ) κουρά]τορι [τῶν] κτ[ημάτων]

Obverse

Cross on steps. Inscription between two borders of dots.

ΣΔΟΥΛ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Σ
ΡΑΚ
ΚΟΥ
ΠΡΙΜ
ΤΟΡΙ
ΚΤ

Σ[ταυ]ρακ[ίῳ β(ασιλικῷ)] κουβ[ικουλαρίῳ] πριμ[ικηρίῳ (καὶ) κουρά]τορι [τῶν] κτ[ημάτων]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2744
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Broken; half preserved.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Σταυρακίῳ βασιλικῷ κουβικουλαρίῳ πριμικηρίῳ καὶ κουράτορι τῶν κτημάτων.

Lord, help your servant Staurakios imperial koubikoularios, primikerios, and kourator of the estates.

Commentary

The abbreviation of the titles and office is not clear because of the missing half. On the penultimate line, at least three letters are missing; this could be either an unabbreviated article (τοῦ or τῶν), or an article and abbreviated form of βασιλικοῦ or βασιλικῶν, “imperial estate(s).”