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John Loulos, anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A peacock with an open tail, its head turned to the right. Remains of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

κε....τ...ουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ια.
.ηαν...
.ατρικ,.
.παθˊεπιτ,
χρυσ,τ
λουλ,

Ἰωάννῃ ἀνθυπάτῳ, πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τῷ Λούλ

Obverse

A peacock with an open tail, its head turned to the right. Remains of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

κε....τ...ουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ια.
.ηαν...
.ατρικ,.
.παθˊεπιτ,
χρυσ,τ
λουλ,

Ἰωάννῃ ἀνθυπάτῳ, πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τῷ Λούλ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1139
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ ἀνθυπάτῳ, πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τῷ Λούλῳ.

Lord, help your servant John Loulos anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou.

Commentary

The family name Loulos (Λοῦλος) is attested in documents dating from 1051; cf. MM V, 7, and BZ 14 (1905), 593.