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Christopher imperial spatharios and imperial notarios of the imperial vestiarion (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.231
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 25 mm

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητσδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

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

χριστ
οφ
σπαθ
νοττ
̣εστι

Χριστοφ(όρῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) νοτ(αρίῳ) τοῦ β(ασιλικοῦ) βεστι(αρίου)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ τοῦ βασιλικοῦ βεστιαρίου.

Lord, help your servant Christopher, imperial spatharios and imperial notarios of the imperial vestiarion.