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Stephen hypatos, imperial spatharokandidatos and protostrator (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τ|λσ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning and ending with a cross. Thin wreath border.

στ̣ε
φνυπ
τβσιλ,
σπθροκ,
στρτ
̣ρ

Στεφάνῳ ὑπάτῳ, βασιλ(ικῷ) σπαθαροκ(ανδιδάτῳ) (καὶ) (πρωτο)στράτωρα

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τ|λσ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning and ending with a cross. Thin wreath border.

στ̣ε
φνυπ
τβσιλ,
σπθροκ,
στρτ
̣ρ

Στεφάνῳ ὑπάτῳ, βασιλ(ικῷ) σπαθαροκ(ανδιδάτῳ) (καὶ) (πρωτο)στράτωρα

Accession number BZS.1958.106.967
Diameter 36.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ δούλῳ σου Στεφάνῳ ὑπάτῳ, βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ πρωτοστράτωρα.

Mother of God, help your servant Stephen, hypatos, imperial spatharokandidatos and protostrator.