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Nicholas imperial protospatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of two steps. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross:

κε̣ο̣η̣θ̣...

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ[ει τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ν̣ι̣κ̣
ολ
σπ
θρι

Νικολάῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of two steps. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross:

κε̣ο̣η̣θ̣...

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ[ει τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ν̣ι̣κ̣
ολ
σπ
θρι

Νικολάῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.809
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas, protospatharios.