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John imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and eparch (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Athanasios. Sigla on either side: |Α|α|σ|τ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἀναστ(άσιος). Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

αγιεαναστ̣ασ̣,,τσδου,

ἅγιε Ἀναστάσ(ιε) β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ)

Reverse

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

ιανν
η̣ˊΑˊσπαθ,ε
π̣ιτουχρυσ
τρικλˊκˊε
.Α̣ρ̣χ

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσ[ο]τρικλ(ίνου) κ(αὶ) ἐ[π]άρχῳ

Obverse

Bust of St Athanasios. Sigla on either side: |Α|α|σ|τ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἀναστ(άσιος). Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

αγιεαναστ̣ασ̣,,τσδου,

ἅγιε Ἀναστάσ(ιε) β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ)

Reverse

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

ιανν
η̣ˊΑˊσπαθ,ε
π̣ιτουχρυσ
τρικλˊκˊε
.Α̣ρ̣χ

Ἰωάννῃ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσ[ο]τρικλ(ίνου) κ(αὶ) ἐ[π]άρχῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.921
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

ἅγιε Ἀναστάσιε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ ἐπάρχῳ.

St Athanasios, help your servant John, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and eparch.