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Photeinos imperial spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: Τ̣Σ|Δ̣̣Λ̣̣. Double linear border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. A border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

φτ
νασ̣
ληκσπ̣
...ι̣̣

Φωτ[ει]νῷ βασ[ι]ληκῷ σπ[αθαρ]ίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: Τ̣Σ|Δ̣̣Λ̣̣. Double linear border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. A border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

φτ
νασ̣
ληκσπ̣
...ι̣̣

Φωτ[ει]νῷ βασ[ι]ληκῷ σπ[αθαρ]ίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3953
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Worn along the edges with chips along border.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Φωτεινῷ βασιληκῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Photeinos, imperial spatharios.