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Symeon imperial spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps; decorative x at the first transverse bar. Fleurons on both sides. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτσουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

συμ
εονσπ
θκν
η

Συμεὸν β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδηδ(άτῳ)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps; decorative x at the first transverse bar. Fleurons on both sides. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτσουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

συμ
εονσπ
θκν
η

Συμεὸν β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδηδ(άτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.880
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Συμεὸν βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδηδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Symeon, imperial spatharokandidatos.