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John imperial protospatharios and epi tou eidikou logou (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross with two transverse bars mounted on three steps. Between two borders of dots, a circular inscription along the circumference:

κεοηθητοσοουλ

Κύριε βοήθει το σο δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by an ornament. Border of dots.


inn,
σπθ
επιτουι
ικλογ,


Ἰωάνν βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου

Obverse

Cross with two transverse bars mounted on three steps. Between two borders of dots, a circular inscription along the circumference:

κεοηθητοσοουλ

Κύριε βοήθει το σο δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by an ornament. Border of dots.


inn,
σπθ
επιτουι
ικλογ,


Ἰωάνν βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2407
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει το σο δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγου.

Lord, help your servant John, imperial protospatharios and epi tou eidikou logou.