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Constantine imperial protospatharios and epi ton barbaron (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross adorned by fleurons on either side. Remains of a circular inscription along the circumference beginning at seven o'clock. Border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

keoηθει......λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει [τῷ σῷ δού]λῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̣ν̣
ντην
σπαθ̣̣
πητ,ρ
ρον

[Κ]ων[στα]ντήν(ῳ) [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) [ἐ]πὴ τ(ῶν) βαρβάρον

Obverse

A patriarchal cross adorned by fleurons on either side. Remains of a circular inscription along the circumference beginning at seven o'clock. Border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

keoηθει......λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει [τῷ σῷ δού]λῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̣ν̣
ντην
σπαθ̣̣
πητ,ρ
ρον

[Κ]ων[στα]ντήν(ῳ) [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) [ἐ]πὴ τ(ῶν) βαρβάρον

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2954
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Condition Broken; half preserved.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντήνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὴ τῶν βαρβάρον.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial protospatharios and epi ton barbaron.

Commentary

See PBW: Konstantinos 20429.