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John Chamodrakon protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom. He holds a book in his left arm and a patriarchal cross in his right hand. Sigla on either side:  / Ι̅̅ / . - ̣ / Ο / ΣΤ, ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) (ὁ) Χρ(υσ)όστ(ομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Decoration above. Indeterminate border.

._._.
ΤΣΔ,
Ι̅̅Α͂ΣΠΑΘ,
.ΧΑΜΟ̣
..ΑΚΟΝ
Τ

[Κύριε βοήθει] τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [τ]ῷ Χαμο[δρ]άκοντ(ι)

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom. He holds a book in his left arm and a patriarchal cross in his right hand. Sigla on either side:  / Ι̅̅ / . - ̣ / Ο / ΣΤ, ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) (ὁ) Χρ(υσ)όστ(ομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Decoration above. Indeterminate border.

._._.
ΤΣΔ,
Ι̅̅Α͂ΣΠΑΘ,
.ΧΑΜΟ̣
..ΑΚΟΝ
Τ

[Κύριε βοήθει] τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [τ]ῷ Χαμο[δρ]άκοντ(ι)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4045
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Pierced at four o'clock and nine o'clock.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ τῷ Χαμοδράκοντι.

Lord, help your servant John Chamodrakon, protospatharios.