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Nicholas (?) imperial spatharokandidatos and tourmarches (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Nicholas, nimbate, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book decorated with pellets in his left. Remains of an inscription at right.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; the letter on the final line is between two horizontal lines. Border of dots.

k,e..
tσΔ
...ΘΚ.
ΤΟΡΑΡ.
Η

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τορμάρχ

Obverse

Bust of Nicholas, nimbate, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book decorated with pellets in his left. Remains of an inscription at right.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; the letter on the final line is between two horizontal lines. Border of dots.

k,e..
tσΔ
...ΘΚ.
ΤΟΡΑΡ.
Η

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τορμάρχ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.286
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τορμάρχῃ.

Lord, help your servant (Nicholas?) imperial spatharokandidatos and tourmarches.

Commentary

The inscription does not include a personal name, but this possibly belonged to a Nicholas based on the saint on the obverse.