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Christopher imperial spatharokoubikoularios and epi tou koitonos (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4476
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Obverse

A bird, a hawk or eagle, turned to its right. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

.υριεοιθητσδ̣..

[Κ]ύριε βοίθη τῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

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

χρισ
τορ,.
σπαθαρ,κ.
ικλαρ,
επιτκυ
τνος

Χριστωφόρ(ῳ) [β(ασιλικῷ)] σπαθαρ(ο)κ[ου]βικουλαρ(ί)ῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ κυτώνος

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστωφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκουβικουλαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτώνος.

Lord, help your servant Christopher, imperial spatharokoubikoularios and epi tou koitonos.