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John patrikios and imperial protospatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ιαννη
πατρικη̣
ασπαθα
ρι

Ἰωάννῃ πατρικήῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ιαννη
πατρικη̣
ασπαθα
ρι

Ἰωάννῃ πατρικήῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4184
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθειτῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πατρικήῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, patrikios and imperial protospatharios.