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John spatharokoubikoularios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.181
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Corroded.

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist. Details obscure. Traces of sigla on either side: |ι̅ο| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(όδρομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ke,θ,
ι̅σπαθαρ,
κηκ
λαρι
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) σπαθαρ(ο)κουβηκουλαρίῳ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκουβηκουλαρίῳ.

Lord, help John, spatharokoubikoularios.