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John imperial protospatharios and epi tes sakelles (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on three steps. Invocation along the circumference. Border of tight dots.

κεοηθ,τσ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ια.
νηˊαˊσπ
αθˊεπιτ,
.ακελ

Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς σακέλλης

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on three steps. Invocation along the circumference. Border of tight dots.

κεοηθ,τσ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ια.
νηˊαˊσπ
αθˊεπιτ,
.ακελ

Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς σακέλλης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3157
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς σακέλλης.

Lord, help your servant John imperial protospatharios and epi tes sakelles.