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John patrikios and imperial protospatharios (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1581
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τσ|Δλ : τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ιννη
πτρικη
σπθ
ρι

Ἰωάννῃ πατρικήῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πατρικίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John patrikios and imperial protospatharios.