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Elias imperial kandidatos and kommerkiarios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. A cross of dots in the upper left quadran and in the lower right quadrant. Linear border around the cross and devices. Along the circumference, a circular inscription:

κεοηθητ.σ̣δλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τ[ῷ] σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

ηλια
'κανδη
δατουκ
μερκι
αρ,

Ἠλία β(ασιλικοῦ) κανδηδάτου (καὶ) κουμερκιαρ(ίου)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. A cross of dots in the upper left quadran and in the lower right quadrant. Linear border around the cross and devices. Along the circumference, a circular inscription:

κεοηθητ.σ̣δλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τ[ῷ] σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

ηλια
'κανδη
δατουκ
μερκι
αρ,

Ἠλία β(ασιλικοῦ) κανδηδάτου (καὶ) κουμερκιαρ(ίου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3956
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Chip at bottom of channel on reverse.

Translation

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τ[ῷ] σῷ δούλ(ῳ). Ἠλία β(ασιλικοῦ) κανδηδάτου καὶ κουμερκιαρίου.

Lord, help your servant. (Seal of) Elias, imperial kandidatos and kommerkiarios.