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John imperial spatharokandidatos and katepano (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross adorned by fleurons, standing on a base of two steps with a ball below. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κε̣.....τσλ̣,

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει] τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

ι
ν̣ησπ
ροκν
ι̣κτε
πν

Ἰω[άν]νῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[αθ]αροκανδιδ(άτῳ) (καὶ) κατεπάνω

Obverse

A patriarchal cross adorned by fleurons, standing on a base of two steps with a ball below. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κε̣.....τσλ̣,

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει] τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

ι
ν̣ησπ
ροκν
ι̣κτε
πν

Ἰω[άν]νῃ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[αθ]αροκανδιδ(άτῳ) (καὶ) κατεπάνω

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2966
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ κατεπάνω.

Lord, help your servant John, imperial spatharokandidatos and katepano.