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Andronikos Gabalas, patrikios and strategos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A military saint, seemingly the rarely attested St Andronikos, holding a spear and shield. Details indistinct. Faint traces of sigla in columns on either side: |ν|δ|.|..|ι|κ|ο|. : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Ἁνδ[ρόν]ικο[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ̅,
ανδρονι̣
κπ̅ρ̅ι̅⸣S
στρατ,γ
τγαα
λα

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἀνδρονίκῳ π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(η)γῷ τῷ Γαβαλᾷ

Obverse

A military saint, seemingly the rarely attested St Andronikos, holding a spear and shield. Details indistinct. Faint traces of sigla in columns on either side: |ν|δ|.|..|ι|κ|ο|. : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Ἁνδ[ρόν]ικο[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ̅,
ανδρονι̣
κπ̅ρ̅ι̅⸣S
στρατ,γ
τγαα
λα

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἀνδρονίκῳ π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(η)γῷ τῷ Γαβαλᾷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4033
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἀνδρονίκῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῷ Γαβαλᾷ.

Lord, help Andronikos Gabalas, patrikios and strategos.