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Petronas imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou (eighth/ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.876

Details

Diameter:
26 mm
Field:
24 mm

Obverse

Petronas imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou (eighth/ninth century)

Patriarchal cross (x at the crossbars, and pellets at the end of the first crossbar) mounted on a base of three steps which stand on a ball. Star-like decorations in all four quarters. Invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

κεοηθειτσδουλ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Petronas imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou (eighth/ninth century)

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

πετ
ρον
σπθρ
επιτουχρ
ουσοτρικ
λινου

Πετρονᾷ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρουσοτρικλίνου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πετρονᾷ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρουσοτρικλίνου.

Lord, help your servant Petronas imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou.

Audio

Commentary

Note the spelling of Chrysotriklinou (Χρουσοτρικλίνου), perhaps an indication of the way in which upsilon was pronounced in this time.

 

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