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John spatharios (seventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above, a cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. In the quarters: σπθ|ριου.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου σπαθαρίου

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above, a cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. In the quarters: σπθ|ριου.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου σπαθαρίου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.348
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 647.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννου σπαθαρίου.

Theotokos, lend Thy aid. (Seal of) John spatharios.