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N. imperial strator and paraphylax of Koloneia (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.73
Diameter 25 mm
Condition The relation of the obverse to the reverse is 180 degrees.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 48.6.

Mentioned by Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 145, n. 2.


Patriarchal cross on steps (indeterminate number). Remains of a circular inscription within concentric circles of dots:


[Κ(ύρι)ε] βοήθη το σ[ῷ δούλῳ]


Inscription of five lines, a row of pellets below. Border of dots.


.......ίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σ[τράτ]ορη κὲ πα[ρα]φύλακως [Κ]ωλωνί[ας]


Κύριε βοήθη το σῷ δούλῳ .......ίῳ βασιλικῷ στράτορη κὲ παραφύλακως Κωλωνίας.

Lord, help your servant ...ios, imperial strator and paraphylax of Koloneia.


The lettering is of low quality, and there is an inconsistency in the inscription, which starts in the dative and continues in the genitive case, not to mention the spelling mistakes.