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George imperial spatharios and strategos of Hellas (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.89
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.45.
Cf. Konstantopoulos, no. 41, who published a seal with the same name and titles and a cruciform monogram, but read the monogram as Χριστὲ βοήθει, which is not the case here. This specimen would date from the 7th/8th c. (Konstantopoulos) or 8th c. (Seibt, cf. Winkelmann, Ämterstruktur, 94).

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΣ|ΔΛ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ωργ
β /σπ /
τρ ελ
δοσ

Γεωργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Ἑλάδος

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γεωργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Ἑλάδος.

Mother of God, help your servant George, imperial spatharios and strategos of Hellas.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.89
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.45.
Cf. Konstantopoulos, no. 41, who published a seal with the same name and titles and a cruciform monogram, but read the monogram as Χριστὲ βοήθει, which is not the case here. This specimen would date from the 7th/8th c. (Konstantopoulos) or 8th c. (Seibt, cf. Winkelmann, Ämterstruktur, 94).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.89
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.45.
Cf. Konstantopoulos, no. 41, who published a seal with the same name and titles and a cruciform monogram, but read the monogram as Χριστὲ βοήθει, which is not the case here. This specimen would date from the 7th/8th c. (Konstantopoulos) or 8th c. (Seibt, cf. Winkelmann, Ämterstruktur, 94).

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