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Stephen imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Pellets adorn the ends of the upper transverse bar; fleurons rise on both sides. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, remains of a circular inscription:

εοηθιτσ

[Κ(ύρι)]ε βοήθι τῷ σ[ῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines (presumably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

στε,
̣ν,
πθρ,
κν,

Στε(φ)άνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) [σ]παθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Pellets adorn the ends of the upper transverse bar; fleurons rise on both sides. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, remains of a circular inscription:

εοηθιτσ

[Κ(ύρι)]ε βοήθι τῷ σ[ῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines (presumably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

στε,
̣ν,
πθρ,
κν,

Στε(φ)άνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) [σ]παθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4041
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Chipped along the circumference.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Stephen, imperial spatharokandidatos.