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John spatharokandidatos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, nimbed, holding a book in his left hand. Inscription to either side:|Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ, : ὁ ἄ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


ΚΕ̅,Θ,
Ι̅ΣΠΑΘ,
ΡΟΚΑΝ
ΔΔ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) σπαθ(α)ροκανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, nimbed, holding a book in his left hand. Inscription to either side:|Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ, : ὁ ἄ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


ΚΕ̅,Θ,
Ι̅ΣΠΑΘ,
ΡΟΚΑΝ
ΔΔ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) σπαθ(α)ροκανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5620
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Condition Damaged on the obverse near the bottom of the channel.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help John, spatharokandidatos.