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Theophilos Kouleas, imperial protospatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre. Sigla on either side: ΜΧ: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Along the upper circumference, traces of a circular inscription: Α̣ρ̣χ̣....... Border of dots.

Ἀρχ[άγγελε...]

Reverse

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

θε̣
φηλοα̣
παθαρ.
οκουλ
ασ

Θεωφήλο β(ασιλικῷ) [(πρωτο)σ]παθαρ(ίῳ) [τ]ο Κουλ[έ]ας

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre. Sigla on either side: ΜΧ: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Along the upper circumference, traces of a circular inscription: Α̣ρ̣χ̣....... Border of dots.

Ἀρχ[άγγελε...]

Reverse

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

θε̣
φηλοα̣
παθαρ.
οκουλ
ασ

Θεωφήλο β(ασιλικῷ) [(πρωτο)σ]παθαρ(ίῳ) [τ]ο Κουλ[έ]ας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.860
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Ἀρχάγγελε ... Θεωφήλο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ το Κουλέας.

Archangel, (help) Theophilos Kouleas, imperial protospatharios.