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Stephen imperial protospatharios and ktematinos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Inscription on either side: Μ̣ρ̣̅θ̣υ̣̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

στ..
ανο̣..
π̣αθ,κ..
.ατι..

Στ[εφά]νο β(ασιλικῷ)[( πρωτο)σ]παθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κ[τημ]ατί[νῳ]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Inscription on either side: Μ̣ρ̣̅θ̣υ̣̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

στ..
ανο̣..
π̣αθ,κ..
.ατι..

Στ[εφά]νο β(ασιλικῷ)[( πρωτο)σ]παθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κ[τημ]ατί[νῳ]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.856
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Poorly preserved.

Translation

Στεφάνο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κτηματίνῳ.

Stephen, imperial protospatharios and ktematinos.

Commentary

On the office of ktematinos, attested in the tenth and eleventh centuries, see the commentary to BZS 1955.1.2082.