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John protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross with an X at the crossing and balls at the end of the crossarms. In the quarters: Ι̣Σ̅–ΧΣ̅|..–ΚΑ̣: [Ἰ](ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸ)ς [νι]κᾷ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

  
ΙΩ
.Ν̣ΝΗΑ̅
ΠΑΘ
  

Ἰω[ά]ννῃ (πρωτο)[σ]παθ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Cross with an X at the crossing and balls at the end of the crossarms. In the quarters: Ι̣Σ̅–ΧΣ̅|..–ΚΑ̣: [Ἰ](ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸ)ς [νι]κᾷ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

  
ΙΩ
.Ν̣ΝΗΑ̅
ΠΑΘ
  

Ἰω[ά]ννῃ (πρωτο)[σ]παθ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5738
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

John protospatharios.