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Theodore imperial spatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Border of dots surrounding the cross. Partially preserved inscription along the circumference. Linear border.

κε̣ο̣........δουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ήθει τῷ σῷ] δούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

.θ̣εοδ̣
ρσπα̣
θαρι


Θεοδ[ώ]ρῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Border of dots surrounding the cross. Partially preserved inscription along the circumference. Linear border.

κε̣ο̣........δουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ήθει τῷ σῷ] δούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

.θ̣εοδ̣
ρσπα̣
θαρι


Θεοδ[ώ]ρῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3978
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Theodore, imperial spatharios.