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John Argyros, protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint. No sigla visible. Invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

κεοηθ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) [τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

..̅ˊΑˊ
..Αθˊπι
...ρυσο
..κλιν
..ργυρ,

[Ἰ]ω(άννῃ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)[σπ]αθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) <ἐ>πὶ [τοῦ Χ]ρυσο[τρ(ι)]κλίν(ου) [τ(ῷ) Ἀ]ργυρ(ῷ)

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint. No sigla visible. Invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

κεοηθ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) [τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

..̅ˊΑˊ
..Αθˊπι
...ρυσο
..κλιν
..ργυρ,

[Ἰ]ω(άννῃ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)[σπ]αθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) <ἐ>πὶ [τοῦ Χ]ρυσο[τρ(ι)]κλίν(ου) [τ(ῷ) Ἀ]ργυρ(ῷ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4914
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

See J.-C. Cheynet, J.F. Vannier, "Les Argyroi," ZRVI 40 (2003), no. 13.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τῷ Ἀργυρῷ.

Lord, help your servant John Argyros, imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrystriklinou.

Commentary

Note the possible contraction in line two of the reverse, where πι seems to combine the homophones αι and ε in καὶ ἐπὶ.