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Christophoros imperial cleric and chartoularios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Ornamental cross, standing on a column on three steps, with three pellets, emerging from each three pointed arm of the cross. Fleurons rise from the base on both sides. Circular inscription within border of dots.

κεοηθ..σ. . .

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Double border of dots.

χρισ
.οφορ,,
κληρικ,
.χαρτ

Χριστοφόρ βασιλικῷ κληρικ (καὶ) χαρτουλαρίῳ

Obverse

Ornamental cross, standing on a column on three steps, with three pellets, emerging from each three pointed arm of the cross. Fleurons rise from the base on both sides. Circular inscription within border of dots.

κεοηθ..σ. . .

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Double border of dots.

χρισ
.οφορ,,
κληρικ,
.χαρτ

Χριστοφόρ βασιλικῷ κληρικ (καὶ) χαρτουλαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.200
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρῳ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Christophoros, imperial cleric and chartoularios.

Commentary

The doubled border on the reverse may be the remnant of an overstrike.