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Zacharias imperial spatharios (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - β - ζ - θ - ι - κ - ο - π - ρ - σ - υ - χ

Ζαχαρίας βασιλικοῦ σπαθαρίου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - β - ζ - θ - ι - κ - ο - π - ρ - σ - υ - χ

Ζαχαρίας βασιλικοῦ σπαθαρίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2008
Diameter 28.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ζαχαρίας βασιλικοῦ σπαθαρίου.

Theotokos, help Zacharias imperial spatharios.

Commentary

The complex reverse monogram is not certain--especially as the letters of the monogram are slightly faded--but it is quite likely.