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John ostiarios and imperial protospatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: τ̣σ|λ . Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. A cross between pellets below. Thin wreath border.

ι̣̣̣ν̣
η̣οστιρι̣
β̣σιλσπ
θρι


Ἰωάν[ν]ῃ ὀστιαρίῳ [(καὶ)] βασιλ(ικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ(α)θαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: τ̣σ|λ . Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. A cross between pellets below. Thin wreath border.

ι̣̣̣ν̣
η̣οστιρι̣
β̣σιλσπ
θρι


Ἰωάν[ν]ῃ ὀστιαρίῳ [(καὶ)] βασιλ(ικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ(α)θαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.824
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Struck off center.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ ὀστιαρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant John, ostiarios and imperial protospatharios.