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Krateros spatharokandidatos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding medallion of Christ. Sigla on either side: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̣̅, Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε̣..
ΣΔ̣̣
Κ̣ΡΑΤΕΡ̣
ΣΠ̣ΑΘ,ΚΑΝ
ΙΑΤˊ


Θ(εοτό)κε [β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κρατερῷ σπαθ(αρο)κανδιδάτ(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding medallion of Christ. Sigla on either side: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̣̅, Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε̣..
ΣΔ̣̣
Κ̣ΡΑΤΕΡ̣
ΣΠ̣ΑΘ,ΚΑΝ
ΙΑΤˊ


Θ(εοτό)κε [β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κρατερῷ σπαθ(αρο)κανδιδάτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4244
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Very worn on obverse.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κρατερῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Krateros, spatharokandidatos.