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Theophylaktos imperial spatharokandidatos and tourmarches (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at both transverse bars) mounted on a base of four steps. Fleurons rise to the lower transverse bar. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Κεοηθ̣..τσδουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

θεο
φυλακτ̣,
,σπαθ,κα
νδ,τρ
μαρχ

Θεοφυλάκτ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) τουρμάρχ(ῃ)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at both transverse bars) mounted on a base of four steps. Fleurons rise to the lower transverse bar. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Κεοηθ̣..τσδουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

θεο
φυλακτ̣,
,σπαθ,κα
νδ,τρ
μαρχ

Θεοφυλάκτ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) τουρμάρχ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.998
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Condition Corroded.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφυλάκτῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τουρμάρχῃ.

Lord, help your servant Theophylaktos, imperial spatharokandidatos and tourmarches.