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Theognostos imperial protospatharios and strategos of Samos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X on crossings) on four steps, which stand on a ball. On either side fleuron up to between first and second horizontal arms. Along the border of dots, circular inscription.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣ..ΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟ
ΓΝΟΣΤ,
.ΣΠΘ
ΣΤΡΤΙΓ
ΤΣΜ

Θεογνόστ βασιλικῷ (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγ τῆς Σάμου

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X on crossings) on four steps, which stand on a ball. On either side fleuron up to between first and second horizontal arms. Along the border of dots, circular inscription.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣ..ΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟ
ΓΝΟΣΤ,
.ΣΠΘ
ΣΤΡΤΙΓ
ΤΣΜ

Θεογνόστ βασιλικῷ (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγ τῆς Σάμου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.147
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 44.12.
Cf. Another specimen, probably coming from the same boulloterion, is published by Schneider, in Athenische Mitteilungen 54 (1929) 102.