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Ali imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on steps with an X at the lower crossing. Fleurons rise from the base of the cross. Border of dots.

...ΩΣΩΔ̣...

[..τ]ῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΑΛΗ
ΣΠΑΘ
ΚΑΝΗ
ΑΤ

Ἀλῇ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδηδάτ(ῳ)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on steps with an X at the lower crossing. Fleurons rise from the base of the cross. Border of dots.

...ΩΣΩΔ̣...

[..τ]ῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΑΛΗ
ΣΠΑΘ
ΚΑΝΗ
ΑΤ

Ἀλῇ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδηδάτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3863
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Struck off-center (obv.)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀλῇ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδηδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Ali imperial spatharokandidatos.