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Mousones spatharokandidatos and chartoularios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with the medallion of Christ before Her. Inscription on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross of dots above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε ,θ,
τσδ
μουσο̣νη
σπαθ,ρ,κ,
,χ̅τ̅⸣

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Μουσόνῃ σπαθ(α)ρ(ο)κα(ν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) χ(αρ)τ(ουλαρίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with the medallion of Christ before Her. Inscription on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross of dots above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε ,θ,
τσδ
μουσο̣νη
σπαθ,ρ,κ,
,χ̅τ̅⸣

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Μουσόνῃ σπαθ(α)ρ(ο)κα(ν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) χ(αρ)τ(ουλαρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.770
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μουσόνῃ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Mousones, spatharokandidatos and chartoularios.

Commentary

The damage to the fifth letter in the third line of the reverse prevents confirmation of the owner's (unusual) name; we read the letter as omicron, and hence the owner's name as Mousones.