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Constantine imperial protospathaios and koiaistor (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within a triple border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κ̣εοηθη.σ̣ο̣υ̣λ

Κύριε βοήθη [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning and ending with a cross. Triple border of dots.

κ̣ν
σταντιν̣
ˊαˊσπαθαρ,
κυαισ
τρι

Κωνσταντίνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) κυαίστωρι

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within a triple border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κ̣εοηθη.σ̣ο̣υ̣λ

Κύριε βοήθη [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning and ending with a cross. Triple border of dots.

κ̣ν
σταντιν̣
ˊαˊσπαθαρ,
κυαισ
τρι

Κωνσταντίνῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) κυαίστωρι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.804
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Corroded along the circumference.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κυαίστωρι.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial protospatharios and koiaistor.