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Andronikos imperial protospatharios and strategos of Chaldia (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross potent on steps. Circular inscription along a border of dots:

+κεRοηθι..σωδουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθι [τῷ] σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a row of pellets (two visible) below. Border of dots.

αν..
ονικ.α,
σπαθ/.στρ
ατιγχα
λδηασ

Ἀν[δρ]ονίκῳ [β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] στρατιγῷ Χαλδήας

Obverse

Cross potent on steps. Circular inscription along a border of dots:

+κεRοηθι..σωδουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθι [τῷ] σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a row of pellets (two visible) below. Border of dots.

αν..
ονικ.α,
σπαθ/.στρ
ατιγχα
λδηασ

Ἀν[δρ]ονίκῳ [β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] στρατιγῷ Χαλδήας

Accession number BZS.1947.2.60
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 32.36b.

Listed in Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 316.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνδρονίκῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Χαλδήας.

Lord, help your servant Andronikos, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Chaldia.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.5178 undoubtedly belonged to the same person; the engraving of the latter seal is of high quality, while this mistake-riddled specimen is the result of rather poor craftsmanship.