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Andronikos imperial ostiarios and episkeptites (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

An eight-rayed star emanating from a cross in the center. Between the longer rays are crosses of dots at the ends of smaller rays. At the end of the longer rays, letters: κεοηθει . Along the circumference a row of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ανρο
νικˊοστ
ιαρ,επισ
πτιτˊ

Ἀνδρονίκ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) οστιαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπισ(κε)πτίτ(ῃ)

Obverse

An eight-rayed star emanating from a cross in the center. Between the longer rays are crosses of dots at the ends of smaller rays. At the end of the longer rays, letters: κεοηθει . Along the circumference a row of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ανρο
νικˊοστ
ιαρ,επισ
πτιτˊ

Ἀνδρονίκ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) οστιαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπισ(κε)πτίτ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4467
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
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Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἀνδρονίκῳ βασιλικῷ οστιαρίῳ καὶ ἐπισκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help Andronikos, imperial ostiarios and episkeptites.

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