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Constantine hypatos and imperial spatharios (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.328
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 598.

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above head of eagle, invocative monogram, mostly marred. Wreath Border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in six lines with cross at beginning of first line and end of last. Wreath border.

κν
στντι
νυπτ
βσιλι
κσπθ
ρι

Κωνσταντίνῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Theotokes, help Constantine hypatos and imperial spatharios.

Commentary

Though the invocative monogram on the obverse is quite difficult to read, its meaning is clear.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.328
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 598.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.328
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 598.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.328
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 598.

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