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John protospatharios, mystographos, libellesios and imperial notarios (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2931
Diameter 22 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Invocation on either side: Θ|κ|ε,θ, . Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ι̅α
σπαθαρι,
μυστ,γρα
φολιελ
λισι
νοταρι
  

Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρί(ῳ), μυστ(ο)γράφο, λιβελλισίῳ (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) νοταρίῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, μυστογράφο, λιβελλισίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ.

Mother of God, help John protospatharios, mystographos, libellesios, and imperial notarios.

Commentary

The rarely attested legal office of libellesios came under the jurisdiction of the koiaistor during the eleventh century; see Oikonomides, Listes, 322.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2931
Diameter 22 mm

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2931
Diameter 22 mm

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