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Christophoros hypatos, imperial spatharios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.246
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.21a.
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 1794.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII); in the quarters: .Σ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

..ΙΣ.
.ΦΟΡΟΥ.
ΠΑΘ/ΣΤ..
ΤΗΓ/ΤΝ
ΚΙΒΥΡ/

Χριστοφόρο ὑπάτῳ, βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγ τῶν Κιβυρραιωτῶν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρο ὑπάτῳ, βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Κιβυρραιωτῶν.

Lord, help your servant Christophoros hypatos, imperial spatharios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

This is one of three seals from the same boulloterion, edited jointly and with the parallels listed below.

Zacos-Veglery, unaware of the existence of this specimen, were uncertain about the reading of the name and proposed βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ for the title. The Υ is clear, and the combination hypatos and spatharios is normal for the eighth century.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.246
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.21a.
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 1794.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.246
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.21a.
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 1794.