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Elias imperial annonarios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

. . . Ο̣Η̣Θ̣ΕΙΤΣΟΥΛ

... βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Double border of dots.

ΗΛΙΑ
ΑΣΗΛΕΙ
ΚΑΝΝ
ΝΑΡΙ

Ἠλιᾳ βασηλεικῷ ἀννωναρίῳ

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

. . . Ο̣Η̣Θ̣ΕΙΤΣΟΥΛ

... βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Double border of dots.

ΗΛΙΑ
ΑΣΗΛΕΙ
ΚΑΝΝ
ΝΑΡΙ

Ἠλιᾳ βασηλεικῷ ἀννωναρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4281
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

... βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἠλιᾳ βασηλεικῷ ἀννωναρἰῳ.

... help your servant Elias, imperial annonarios.