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David protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael holding the globus and the sceptre. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: M|IX|A : Μιχα(ήλ). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΤΣ,
Α̅Α'ΣΠ,
ΘΑΡΙ
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Δα(βὶ)δ (πρωτο)σπ(α)θαρίῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael holding the globus and the sceptre. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: M|IX|A : Μιχα(ήλ). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΤΣ,
Α̅Α'ΣΠ,
ΘΑΡΙ
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Δα(βὶ)δ (πρωτο)σπ(α)θαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4275
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Δαβὶδ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant David, protospatharios.