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Jacob imperial spatharios and xenodochos of Nikomedeia (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.493
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Oxidated
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.5.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1995.
Laurent, "Sceaux byzantins inedits," p. 41-42.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

+ΙΚ
ΣΠΘ
ΞΕΝΟΔΟ
ΧΝΙΚΟΜ

Ἰακώβῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ξενοδόχ Νικομηδείας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰακώβῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ξενοδόχῳ Νικομηδείας.

Mother of God, help your servant Jacob, imperial spatharios and xenodochos of Nikomedeia.

Commentary

The xenodochos (hospice administrator) of Nikomedeia is also attested in the treatise of Philotheos as a subordinate to the grand kourator: Listes, 123, line 19.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.493
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Oxidated
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.5.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1995.
Laurent, "Sceaux byzantins inedits," p. 41-42.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.493
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Oxidated
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.5.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1995.
Laurent, "Sceaux byzantins inedits," p. 41-42.

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