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Krinites imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.133
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Two halves. Rusted.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.29.
Cf. similar seal with same lettering and quite possibly from the same boulloterion pubished by A. Mordtmann, "Μολυβδόβουλλα Βυζαντινὰ ἐπαρχιῶν Εὐρώπης," Ἑλλ. Φιλολ. Σύλλ. 17 (1886), Suppl., 150, no. 22.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps with fleurons arising from base (up to first cross bar). A six-pointed star is visible in each upper quarter. Circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΚΡΗΝ
ΙΤΗΑΣΠΑ
ΘˊΣΤΡΑΤΗΓ
ΠΕΛΠ
ΝΙΣΟΥ

Κρηνίτῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Πελωπωνίσου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κρηνίτῃ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Πελωπωνίσου.

Lord, help your servant Krinites imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos.

Commentary

The owner of the seal may well have been Krinites Arotras who, according to DAI, chap. 50, line 34 ff, succeeded the strategos John Proteuon and suppressed the Slav revolt in the Peloponnesos in 921. Cf. Bon, Péloponnèse, 189, no. 17 (not necessarily identical to the strategos of Hellas Krinites, mentioned in the Life of St. Luke; cf. Commentary, 186).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.133
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Two halves. Rusted.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.29.
Cf. similar seal with same lettering and quite possibly from the same boulloterion pubished by A. Mordtmann, "Μολυβδόβουλλα Βυζαντινὰ ἐπαρχιῶν Εὐρώπης," Ἑλλ. Φιλολ. Σύλλ. 17 (1886), Suppl., 150, no. 22.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.133
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Two halves. Rusted.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.29.
Cf. similar seal with same lettering and quite possibly from the same boulloterion pubished by A. Mordtmann, "Μολυβδόβουλλα Βυζαντινὰ ἐπαρχιῶν Εὐρώπης," Ἑλλ. Φιλολ. Σύλλ. 17 (1886), Suppl., 150, no. 22.

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