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Theophylaktos imperial protospatharios and epi tou mystikou domou (?) (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within a border of dots, remnants of a circular inscription.

κεβοηθ,τ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots

..οφι
....ο/Α/
....ϗεπι
.....δομ
.υ 

Θεοφιλάκτο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ μυστικοῦ δόμου.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within a border of dots, remnants of a circular inscription.

κεβοηθ,τ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots

..οφι
....ο/Α/
....ϗεπι
.....δομ
.υ 

Θεοφιλάκτο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ μυστικοῦ δόμου.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.921
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφιλάκτο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ μυστικοῦ δόμου.

Lord help your servant Theophylaktos, imperial protospatharios and epi tou mystikou domou.

Commentary

The conjectural readings of the name on this poorly preserved seal, and the rarely attested office of the epi tou mystikou domou, are based on Laurent's unpublished catalogue. It is not out of the question that the last two lines could be reconstructed as έπὶ τῶν ἀξιομάτων.

On the epi tou mystikou domou see also BZS 1947.2.702.