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Nicholas spatharokandidatos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: ..θυ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε,θ,
νικολ.
σ̣παθα.
ανδ̣

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικολ[ά(ῳ)] σπαθα[ρ(ο)κ]ανδ(ιδάτῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: ..θυ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε,θ,
νικολ.
σ̣παθα.
ανδ̣

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικολ[ά(ῳ)] σπαθα[ρ(ο)κ]ανδ(ιδάτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4024
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικολάῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help Nicholas, spatharokandidatos.