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Michael imperial protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus cruciger. Sigla: Μχ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

μι
χηλˋ
σ̣π̣θ
ρι


Μιχαἠλ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus cruciger. Sigla: Μχ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

μι
χηλˋ
σ̣π̣θ
ρι


Μιχαἠλ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3140
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Μιχαἠλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

(Lord, help) Michael imperial protospatharios.