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Basil imperial kandidatos and kourator (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Fleurons rise on both sides. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ΚΕΟΗΘΙΤΟΣΟΔΟΥΛΟ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

An inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Σ
Ε̣ΙΛΙ
ΣΙΛΗΚ·Κ
ΝΙΤ,Κ
ΕΚΡΤ

Βασειλίῳ βασιληκ(ῷ) κανδιδ(ά)τ(ῳ) κὲ κουράτ(ωρι)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Fleurons rise on both sides. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ΚΕΟΗΘΙΤΟΣΟΔΟΥΛΟ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

An inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Σ
Ε̣ΙΛΙ
ΣΙΛΗΚ·Κ
ΝΙΤ,Κ
ΕΚΡΤ

Βασειλίῳ βασιληκ(ῷ) κανδιδ(ά)τ(ῳ) κὲ κουράτ(ωρι)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4112
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασειλίῳ βασιληκῷ κανδιδάτῳ κὲ κουράτωρι.

Lord, help your servant Basil, imperial kandidatos and kourator.