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Michael, son (?) of Artabasdos, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and chartoularios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

κε̅..
μιχα..
ασπα...
.χρ...
ρι..

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

...ρτ
...τ.
..αρτ
.ασ

καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τῷ τοῦ Ἀρταβάσδου

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

κε̅..
μιχα..
ασπα...
.χρ...
ρι..

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

...ρτ
...τ.
..αρτ
.ασ

καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τῷ τοῦ Ἀρταβάσδου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2670
Diameter 35.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τῷ τοῦ Ἀρταβάσδου.

Lord, help Michael, son(?) of Artabasdos, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and chartoularios.

Commentary

The reading of the inscription is admittedly uncertain, given the state of preservation, but the letters visible and the spaces available make it plausible.

Letters from a previous strike can be seen on the left side of the obverse: |α|τ|δ|χ