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Theophylaktos imperial protospatharios and protonotarios of the Aigaioi (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2501
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Crack along channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.26.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps with fleurons (up to second arm). Along the border of dots, inscription.

ΚΕ....ΤΣΥΛˊ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription. Linear border.

ΘΕΟ.
ΥΛΑΚΤΟ.
ΑΣΠΑS...
ΤΑΡΙΤ..
ΕΓΕΟΝ

Θεοφυλάκτο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Ἐγέον

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφυλάκτο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Ἐγέον.

Lord, help your servant Theophylaktos imperial protospatharios and protonotarios of the Aigaioi.

Commentary

The form τῶν Αἰγαίων is, as far as we know, a hapax, created by analogy with other names of themes, such as Ἀνατολικῶν, Ἀρμενιακῶν, etc. Cf. also Νικοπόλων, DO Seals 2, § 2. See also Zacos, Seals II, no. 122: according to the photograph, one should read στρατηγῷ Τ,ΕΓΕΟ|ΠΕΛΑΓ, i.e., τῶν Αἰγαιοπελαγιτῶν, that is, the men of the theme.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2501
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Crack along channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.26.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2501
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Crack along channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.26.

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