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Christophoros imperial spatharokandidatos and asekretis (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.435
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Half.

Obverse

Cross on two (?) steps with tendrils flowing therefrom. In the angles of the cross, an inscription: ΙΣ-Χ.|-.. : Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς νήκα. Circular inscription within border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΩ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

...ΙΣ
....Ρ
....ΑΡΟΚ
....ΑΣΗ
...ΤΙΣ

Χριστοφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἀσηκρήτις

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἀσηκρήτις.

Lord, help your servant Christophoros imperial spatharokandidatos and asekretis.

Commentary

Laurent points out that this may be the same Christopher who is a correspondent of Photios.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.435
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Half.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.435
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Half.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.435
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Half.

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