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Maurianos imperial spatharios (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram (seemingly type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Wreath border.

ΜΑΥΡ
ΙΑΝΩΒ
ΑΣΛΙΚΩ
ΣΠΑΘΑ
ΡΙΩ

Μαυριάνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram (seemingly type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Wreath border.

ΜΑΥΡ
ΙΑΝΩΒ
ΑΣΛΙΚΩ
ΣΠΑΘΑ
ΡΙΩ

Μαυριάνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.355
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 659.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μαυριάνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Theotokos, help Maurianos imperial spatharios.