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Symeon imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Symeon atop a serpentine column. Epigraphy on either side: ο|α|γι|ο|σ.|.|μ|ε, : ὁ ἅγιος [Συ]με(ών). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a row of dots above and below. Border of dots.


.ke̅oh
.συμεον
ασπαθα
ρ,επιτο
νυκιακ,


[Θ(εοτό)]κε βοή[θ(ει)] Συμεὸν β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τον ὐκιακ(ῶν)

Obverse

Bust of St. Symeon atop a serpentine column. Epigraphy on either side: ο|α|γι|ο|σ.|.|μ|ε, : ὁ ἅγιος [Συ]με(ών). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a row of dots above and below. Border of dots.


.ke̅oh
.συμεον
ασπαθα
ρ,επιτο
νυκιακ,


[Θ(εοτό)]κε βοή[θ(ει)] Συμεὸν β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τον ὐκιακ(ῶν)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.39
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

N. Oikonomides, "Τὰ βυζαντινὰ μολυβδόβουλλα ὡς ἱστορικὴ πηγή," Πρακτικὰ τῆς Ἀκαδημίας Ἀθηνῶν 62/1 (1987), 254.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Συμεὸν βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τον ὐκιακῶν.

Mother of God, help Symeon, imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon.

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