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Isaac hypatos and imperial spatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: ΤΩ–Δ̣.|ΛΩ–Σ. Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

...
..ΥΠ
ΤΒΣΙ
Λ̣ΣΠΘ
ΡΙ

[Ἰσ]αα[κί]ῳ ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) βασιλ(ικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: ΤΩ–Δ̣.|ΛΩ–Σ. Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

...
..ΥΠ
ΤΒΣΙ
Λ̣ΣΠΘ
ΡΙ

[Ἰσ]αα[κί]ῳ ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) βασιλ(ικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3752
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σοῦ Ἰσαακίῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant Isaac, hypatos and imperial spatharios.

Commentary

We read the owner's name as Isaac on the basis of the two letters extant in the first line, although it is possible that the name was Vasaakios.