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John spatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a beardless saint, either St Nikephoros or St Christopher. Inscription visible at right: Φ||ΡΟ|Σ : [Νικη]φώρος or [Χριστο]φώρος.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Linear border.

κε,
σδ̣
̅σπαθ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Ἰ]ω(άννῃ) σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of a beardless saint, either St Nikephoros or St Christopher. Inscription visible at right: Φ||ΡΟ|Σ : [Νικη]φώρος or [Χριστο]φώρος.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Linear border.

κε,
σδ̣
̅σπαθ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Ἰ]ω(άννῃ) σπαθ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4158
Diameter 16.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, spatharios.