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Sergios protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (with X on lower crossbar) on ball and steps, with fleurons rising from the base to the upper crossbar. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̣.ΗΘΙ̣ΤΩ.Ω̣̣.

Κ(ύρι)ε β(ο)ήθι τῷ [σ]ῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΕΡ
ΓΗΟΣ͂
ΣΠΘ
ΡΙΟΣ

Σέργηος (πρωτο)σπαθάριος

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (with X on lower crossbar) on ball and steps, with fleurons rising from the base to the upper crossbar. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̣.ΗΘΙ̣ΤΩ.Ω̣̣.

Κ(ύρι)ε β(ο)ήθι τῷ [σ]ῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΕΡ
ΓΗΟΣ͂
ΣΠΘ
ΡΙΟΣ

Σέργηος (πρωτο)σπαθάριος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2868
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Σέργηος πρωτοσπαθάριος.

Lord, help your servant. Sergios protospatharios.

Commentary

Note the inscription on the reverse is in the nominative case, and seems not to continue the invocative inscription of the obverse.