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Constantine imperial protospatharios and kommerkiarios (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2005
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped.

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps flanked by two six-rayed stars on either side. Within a thin wreath border, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κε̅οηθε̣........

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθε[ι τῷ σῷ δούλ]ῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, fleurons below. Thin wreath border.

...στ
ν̣τηνοσ
θ κ..μ̣
ε̣ρκιρ..
 

[Κων]στ[α]ντήνο β(ασιλικῷ) σ[π]αθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κ[ομ]μερκιαρ[ίῳ]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντήνο βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κομμερκιαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial spatharios and kommerkiarios.