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Theognostos imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Κεηθητσ

Κ(ύρι)ε βωήθη τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ)

Reverse

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

θε
γνοστο
σπθρι
επιτον
οικικο


Θεωγνόστο β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) ἐπὶ τον οἰκιακο(ν)

Obverse

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

Κεηθητσ

Κ(ύρι)ε βωήθη τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ)

Reverse

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

θε
γνοστο
σπθρι
επιτον
οικικο


Θεωγνόστο β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) ἐπὶ τον οἰκιακο(ν)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5433
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βωήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεωγνόστο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τον οἰκιακον