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Paul imperial spatharokandidatos and epi tou eidikou (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross with two transverse bars, standing on four steps. Along the circumference, a circular inscription between two borders of dots:

κεοηθητσδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

πυ
λσπ
θκν
επιτου
ηικ

Παύλ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἠδικοῦ

Obverse

Cross with two transverse bars, standing on four steps. Along the circumference, a circular inscription between two borders of dots:

κεοηθητσδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

πυ
λσπ
θκν
επιτου
ηικ

Παύλ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἠδικοῦ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.613
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Παύλῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἠδικοῦ.

Lord, help your servant Paul imperial spatharokandidatos and epi tou eidikou.