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John (Tzimiskes), magistros, anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and Domestic of the God-guarded Schools (963 - ca. 965)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.704
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Cracked along channel.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the medallion before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. A circular invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

θκεοηθει.Σ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ινν,
μγιστρ
νθυπ,πτρι
κ,ˊˊσπθΟ
....εοφυ
.σχολ

Ἰωάνν μαγῖστρῳ, ἀνθυπἀτῳ, πατρικἰῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ δομεστίκῳ τν θεοφυλάκτων σχολῶν

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μαγῖστρῳ, ἀνθυπἀτῳ, πατρικἰῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν θεοφυλάκτων σχολῶν.

Mother of God, help your servant John, magistros, anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and Domestic of the God-guarded Schools.

Commentary

This is without doubt the future emperor John I Tzimiskes who was promoted to magistros and Domestic of the East by Nikephoros Phokas in 963; Leo diac. 49.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.704
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Cracked along channel.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.704
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Cracked along channel.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.704
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Cracked along channel.

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