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Staurakios anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and sakellarios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (x at both crossbars) mounted on four steps. Fleurons on either side. Invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

θειτσ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

στυρ
.ινθυπ.
.τρικˊˊ..
.θ,επιτ..
.υσοτρικ,.
σ.κε....

Σταυρακίῳ ἀνθυπάτῳ πατρικίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου (καὶ) σακελαρίῳ

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (x at both crossbars) mounted on four steps. Fleurons on either side. Invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

θειτσ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

στυρ
.ινθυπ.
.τρικˊˊ..
.θ,επιτ..
.υσοτρικ,.
σ.κε....

Σταυρακίῳ ἀνθυπάτῳ πατρικίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου (καὶ) σακελαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.481
Diameter 39.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Σταυρακίῳ ἀνθυπάτῳ πατρικίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ σακελλαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Staurakios anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and sakellarios.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is undoubtedly identical with the Staurakios of BZS 1947.2.852, a specimen with the same inscription but struck by a different boulloterion.