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Gregory imperial protospatharios and epi tou oikeiakou vestiariou (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: σ|λ . Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with dots. Border of dots.

γρη..
ριΒ σπ̣
θρ/ επ..
οικικ..
.Βεστ̣

Γρη[γο]ρίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[α]θαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπ[ὶ τ(οῦ)] οἰκιακ[οῦ] βεστ(ιαρίου)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: σ|λ . Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with dots. Border of dots.

γρη..
ριΒ σπ̣
θρ/ επ..
οικικ..
.Βεστ̣

Γρη[γο]ρίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπ[α]θαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπ[ὶ τ(οῦ)] οἰκιακ[οῦ] βεστ(ιαρίου)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.131
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos, no. 1977.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γρηγορίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ οἰκιακοῦ βεστιαρίου.

Mother of God, help your servant Gregory, imperial spatharios and epi tou oikeiakou vestiariou.

Commentary

The epi tou vestiariou was a subordinate of the protovestiarios whose responsibilities included supervision of the imperial apartments and the imperial wardrobe; cf. Oikonomides, Listes, 305.