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Nicholas imperial protospatharios and epi tou manglaviou (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross, adorned with fleurons and crosslets, mounted on a base of two steps. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

keọḥθ̣ε..σδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθε[ι τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ού)λ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

..κο
λαασ
π̣αθεπι
τμα..
αι

[Νι]κολάῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τοῦ μα[γλ]αβίου

Obverse

A patriarchal cross, adorned with fleurons and crosslets, mounted on a base of two steps. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

keọḥθ̣ε..σδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθε[ι τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ού)λ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

..κο
λαασ
π̣αθεπι
τμα..
αι

[Νι]κολάῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τοῦ μα[γλ]αβίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.815
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Corroded.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ μαγλαβίου.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas, imperial protospatharios and epi tou manglaviou.