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Theophrastos imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and imperial ostiarios (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.484
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped on the top right; broken along the channel.

Obverse

Double cross on an indeterminate number of steps, with fleurons rising from the base on each side. Circular inscription within border of dots.

κεοηθειτ...δλω

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

.ΘΕΟΦΡ.
.ΤΩΑΣΠ
.ΘΕΠΙΤ
ΧΡΥΣΟΤΡΙΚ
ΛΗΝΑΣΙ
ΟΣΤΙ...

Θεοφράστῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ χρυσοτρικλήνου καὶ βασιλικῷ ὀστιαρίῳ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφράστῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ χρυσοτρικλήνου καὶ βασιλικῷ ὀστιαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Theophrastos imperial protospatharios epi tou chrysotriklinou and imperial ostiarios.

Commentary

Laurent in his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection noted that it was possible to read Θεοφυλάκτῳ (Theophylaktos) instead of the less frequent Θεοφράστῳ (Theophrastos), but the remains of the inscription seem to suggest the latter.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.484
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped on the top right; broken along the channel.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.484
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped on the top right; broken along the channel.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.484
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped on the top right; broken along the channel.

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