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Leo imperial spatharios and chartoularios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1954
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 14 mm

Obverse

Indistinct bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |νι|κολα|οσ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.

  
κε̅,θ,
λεοντι
̅σπαθαρ,
χαρτ
λαρι
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Λέοντι β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) χαρτουλαρί(ῳ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ.

Lord, help Leo imperial spatharios and chartoularios.