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Theognostos imperial ostiarios and gerokomos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Andrew, very obscure. Circular inscription within indeterminate border.

αγιεανδρεα,τσ,

Ἅγιε Ἀνδρέα βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θεογ
νστ
στια
ριγηρ
οκομ

Θεογνώστῳ βασιλικῷ ὠστιαρίῳ καὶ γηροκόμῳ

Obverse

Bust of St. Andrew, very obscure. Circular inscription within indeterminate border.

αγιεανδρεα,τσ,

Ἅγιε Ἀνδρέα βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θεογ
νστ
στια
ριγηρ
οκομ

Θεογνώστῳ βασιλικῷ ὠστιαρίῳ καὶ γηροκόμῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1485
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Ἅγιε Ἀνδρέα βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεογνώστῳ βασιλικῷ ὠστιαρίῳ καὶ γηροκόμῳ.

St. Andrew, help your servant Theognostos, imperial ostiarios and gerokomos.