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Basil spatharokandidatos, asekretis and symponos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, her hands raised before her. Sigla: ̣̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Along the upper circumference, a circular inscription within a border of dots:

θκεοηθ,τσΔˊ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

σιλ,
σπθ,κν
̣ˊσηκρ,
τ̣ˊκ̣ισυμ
π̣ον


Βασιλ(είῳ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ), ἀσηκρ(ῆ)τ(ις) καὶ συμπόνῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, her hands raised before her. Sigla: ̣̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Along the upper circumference, a circular inscription within a border of dots:

θκεοηθ,τσΔˊ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

σιλ,
σπθ,κν
̣ˊσηκρ,
τ̣ˊκ̣ισυμ
π̣ον


Βασιλ(είῳ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ), ἀσηκρ(ῆ)τ(ις) καὶ συμπόνῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5256
Diameter 30.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἀσηκρῆτις καὶ συμπόνῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Basil, spatharokandidatos, asekretis and symponos.