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Basil primikerios and imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross standing on a base of steps (details indistinct), an x at each of the crossbars. Fleurons rise from the base and stars adorn the field on either side of the upper cross. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤ....Λ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross between fleurons below. No border visible.

ΣΙΛΕ.
̣ΠΡΙΜΙΚΗ̣
Ρ̣Ι̣ˊˊΣΠ
̣ΘΡΙ
  

Βασιλε[ί]ῳ πριμικηρίῳ (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

A cross standing on a base of steps (details indistinct), an x at each of the crossbars. Fleurons rise from the base and stars adorn the field on either side of the upper cross. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤ....Λ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross between fleurons below. No border visible.

ΣΙΛΕ.
̣ΠΡΙΜΙΚΗ̣
Ρ̣Ι̣ˊˊΣΠ
̣ΘΡΙ
  

Βασιλε[ί]ῳ πριμικηρίῳ (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3197
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ πριμικηρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Basil, primikerios and imperial protospatharios.