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Samuel hypatos and imperial spatharokandidatos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Along the circumference, in the quarters of the monogram, the owner's name: σμ|ουηλ : Σαμουήλ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σαμουὴλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

υπ̣τ̣
ωβσι
λικωσπ.
ροκνδ
ιδτω̣

ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) βασιλικῷ σπα[θ]αροκανδιδάτῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Along the circumference, in the quarters of the monogram, the owner's name: σμ|ουηλ : Σαμουήλ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σαμουὴλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

υπ̣τ̣
ωβσι
λικωσπ.
ροκνδ
ιδτω̣

ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) βασιλικῷ σπα[θ]αροκανδιδάτῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2264
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σαμουὴλ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help Samuel hypatos and imperial spatharokandidatos.

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