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Demetrios imperial spatharokandidatos and epi ton oikeiakon (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Demetrios holding the martyr's cross; details indistinct. Sigla on either side: ||ημ|η|τ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημήτ(ριος). Along the circumference, within a border of dots, traces of a circular inscription:

Τσδουλ

... τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above. Border of dots.


ημ.
.ρισπα̣
θ̣αρ,καν
̣επιτ̣ν
οικεια
κ

Δημ[ητ]ρίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τὼν οἰκειακ(ῶν)

Obverse

Bust of St Demetrios holding the martyr's cross; details indistinct. Sigla on either side: ||ημ|η|τ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημήτ(ριος). Along the circumference, within a border of dots, traces of a circular inscription:

Τσδουλ

... τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above. Border of dots.


ημ.
.ρισπα̣
θ̣αρ,καν
̣επιτ̣ν
οικεια
κ

Δημ[ητ]ρίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τὼν οἰκειακ(ῶν)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.829
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Condition Cracked and corroded.

Translation

... τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Δημητρίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τὼν οἰκειακῶν.

[Lord or Mother of God, help] your servant Demetrios, imperial spatharokandidatos and epi ton oikeiakon.