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Stephen kandidatos (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.454
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Half.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ..ΣΩ|Δ.. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

στε..
νβ/σπ..
αρι..
ανδ. . .

Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κανδιδάτῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κανδιδάτῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Stephen imperial protospatharios and kandidatos.