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Apelates imperial protospatharios (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τωσω|Δλω. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above. A cross between fleurons below. Thin wreath border.


πελ̣
τιβσπ̣
θρι.


Ἀπελάτι β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρί[ῳ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τωσω|Δλω. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above. A cross between fleurons below. Thin wreath border.


πελ̣
τιβσπ̣
θρι.


Ἀπελάτι β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρί[ῳ]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.985
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Corroded on the obverse.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀπελάτι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Apelates, imperial protospatharios.