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John protospatharios, mystographos, libellesios and imperial notarios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Invocation on either side: Θ|κ|ε,θ, . Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Bottom line missing. Border of dots.

ι̅α
σπαθαρι,
μυστ,γρα
φολιελ
λισι
νοταρι

Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρί(ῳ), μυστ(ο)γράφο, λιβελλισίῳ (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) νοταρί[ῳ]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Invocation on either side: Θ|κ|ε,θ, . Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Bottom line missing. Border of dots.

ι̅α
σπαθαρι,
μυστ,γρα
φολιελ
λισι
νοταρι

Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρί(ῳ), μυστ(ο)γράφο, λιβελλισίῳ (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) νοταρί[ῳ]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2932
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, μυστογράφο, λιβελλισίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ.

Mother of God, help John protospatharios, mystographos, libellesios, and imperial notarios.

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