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Argyros imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a holy figure, likely John the Baptist, holding a long cross in his left hand. Circular inscription along the circumference, Border of dots.

...οηθητσ...

[Κ(ύρι)ε β]οήθη τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

  
αργυ
ρ,σπ.
.αρ.κα.
διδατ̣,

Ἀργυρῷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[αθ]αρ(ο)κα[ν]διδάτ(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of a holy figure, likely John the Baptist, holding a long cross in his left hand. Circular inscription along the circumference, Border of dots.

...οηθητσ...

[Κ(ύρι)ε β]οήθη τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

  
αργυ
ρ,σπ.
.αρ.κα.
διδατ̣,

Ἀργυρῷ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[αθ]αρ(ο)κα[ν]διδάτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4003
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀργυρῷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Argyros, imperial spatharokandidatos.