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Leo imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1414
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.25b.
Cf. a similar specimen of the British Museum, published by Birch, no. 17533 (partially read).

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on (four?) steps (X at both crossings) with fleurons rising from base (up to first arm). Partially preserved circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

λεον
τισπ
θρ,στρ
τιγ,τ,κιβυ
ρεοτ,

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγ τῶν Κιβυρεοτῶν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τῶν Κιβυρεοτῶν.

Lord, help your servant Leo imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

This seal has been edited jointly with its counterpart, noted below, from the same boulloterion.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1414
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.25b.
Cf. a similar specimen of the British Museum, published by Birch, no. 17533 (partially read).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1414
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.25b.
Cf. a similar specimen of the British Museum, published by Birch, no. 17533 (partially read).