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Theodore protospatharios (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his right shoulder. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο||ρ|ο|μο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decoration above. Border of dots.

  
κε,θ,
τσ,
θεορ
σπθ
ρι

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Θεοδώρ(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his right shoulder. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο||ρ|ο|μο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decoration above. Border of dots.

  
κε,θ,
τσ,
θεορ
σπθ
ρι

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Θεοδώρ(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.109
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
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Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Theodore, protospatharios.

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