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Constantine imperial spatharios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ–Σ|–Λ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross and ending with a star decoration. Border of dots.

̣Κ̣Ω̣Ν̣Σ
ΤΑΝ̣.ΙΝΩ
Σ̣ΠΑΘΑ
ΡΙΩ̣

Κωνσταν[τ]ίνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ–Σ|–Λ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross and ending with a star decoration. Border of dots.

̣Κ̣Ω̣Ν̣Σ
ΤΑΝ̣.ΙΝΩ
Σ̣ΠΑΘΑ
ΡΙΩ̣

Κωνσταν[τ]ίνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5742
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Cracked along channel

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Constantine imperial spatharios.