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Constantine imperial protospatharios and epi tou manglaviou (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Constantine holding the sceptre and garbed in imperial dress. Inscription on either side: |κ|ο|.σ|τν|τη|ν : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Κο[ν]σταντῆν(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κ.
.τντ,ˋ
,σπ.θ,
πητμ
γλ̣,

Κω[ν]σταντ(ῖνος) β(ασιλικὸς) (πρωτο)σπαθ(άριος) (καὶ) <ἐ>πὴ τοῦ μαγλαβ(ίου)

Obverse

Bust of St Constantine holding the sceptre and garbed in imperial dress. Inscription on either side: |κ|ο|.σ|τν|τη|ν : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Κο[ν]σταντῆν(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κ.
.τντ,ˋ
,σπ.θ,
πητμ
γλ̣,

Κω[ν]σταντ(ῖνος) β(ασιλικὸς) (πρωτο)σπαθ(άριος) (καὶ) <ἐ>πὴ τοῦ μαγλαβ(ίου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.979
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Condition Broken into two pieces.
Undertype

|ι|ο

τ|κ|λ|Φλ

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνος βασιλικὸς πρωτοσπαθάριος καὶ ἐπὴ τοῦ μαγλαβίου.

Constantine imperial protospatharios and epi tou manglaviou.

Commentary

Overstruck. Traces of lettering are visible at the right of the obverse and on the left of the reverse.