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Strategios imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. An X at the lower transverse bar. Fleurons on both sides. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

στρ
τιγι,σ
πθρ,κ
νιΔτ,

Στρατηγίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδιδάτ(ῳ)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. An X at the lower transverse bar. Fleurons on both sides. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

στρ
τιγι,σ
πθρ,κ
νιΔτ,

Στρατηγίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδιδάτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3136
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στρατηγίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Strategios, imperial spatharokandidatos.