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Abramios imperial spatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. A circular inscription along the circumference within a border of dots.

κεοηθητσλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ρ
μι
σπθ
ρι

Ἀβραμίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. A circular inscription along the circumference within a border of dots.

κεοηθητσλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ρ
μι
σπθ
ρι

Ἀβραμίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4984
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀβραμίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Abramios, imperial spatharios.