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Alexios patrikios, imperial protospatharios and droungarios tou ploimou (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κ̣ε̣̣ο̣η̣θ̣ε̣ι̣τσλο

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλο

Reverse

Inscription of four lines (presumably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

̣λεΞιο
πσπ
κργρ
τπλοι.

Ἀλεξἰο π(ατρικίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα(θαρίῳ) κ(αὶ) δρουγαρ(ίῳ) τοῦ πλοΐ[μ(ου)]

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κ̣ε̣̣ο̣η̣θ̣ε̣ι̣τσλο

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλο

Reverse

Inscription of four lines (presumably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

̣λεΞιο
πσπ
κργρ
τπλοι.

Ἀλεξἰο π(ατρικίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα(θαρίῳ) κ(αὶ) δρουγαρ(ίῳ) τοῦ πλοΐ[μ(ου)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5243
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλο Ἀλεξἰο πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ δρουγαρίῳ τοῦ πλοΐμου.

Lord, help your servant Alexios, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and droungarios of the fleet.