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John spatharokandidatos and notarios of our mighty and holy emperor (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

θ̣κ̣ε̣
ηθειτ
σλ
ι̅σπ
κν̣

Θ(εοτό)κε [βο]ήθει τ[ῷ] σῷ δούλ[ῳ] Ἰω(άννῃ) σπα[θ(αρο)κανδ(ι)[δ(άτῳ) (καὶ)]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

νοτ
τκρ
εκεγ,
μον
η̣λεο
σ

νοτα[ρ(ίῳ)] τοῦ κρα[τ]εοῦ κε ἁγ(ίου) [ἡ]μον βα[σ]ηλέος

Obverse

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

θ̣κ̣ε̣
ηθειτ
σλ
ι̅σπ
κν̣

Θ(εοτό)κε [βο]ήθει τ[ῷ] σῷ δούλ[ῳ] Ἰω(άννῃ) σπα[θ(αρο)κανδ(ι)[δ(άτῳ) (καὶ)]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

νοτ
τκρ
εκεγ,
μον
η̣λεο
σ

νοτα[ρ(ίῳ)] τοῦ κρα[τ]εοῦ κε ἁγ(ίου) [ἡ]μον βα[σ]ηλέος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.949
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Struck off center.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ νοταρίῳ τοῦ κρατεοῦ κε ἁγίου ἡμον βασηλέος.

Mother of God, help your servant John, spatharokandidatos and notarios of our mighty and holy emperor.