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Michael imperial strator (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣–Σ|–Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross, preceded and followed by decoration. Wreath border.


ΜΙ̣ΧΗΛ̣
Β̣ΣΙΛΗΚΣ
ΤΡΤΟΡΗ

Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ στράτορη

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣–Σ|–Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross, preceded and followed by decoration. Wreath border.


ΜΙ̣ΧΗΛ̣
Β̣ΣΙΛΗΚΣ
ΤΡΤΟΡΗ

Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ στράτορη

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2811
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Chipped and cracked along channel

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ στράτορη.

Theotokos, help your servant Michael imperial strator.