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Ampelios imperial spatharokandidatos and protonotarios of the Thrakesioi (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.580
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.34.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Circular inscription along the circumference, between two borders of dots:

+κεRοηθητωσωδουλω

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded by a row of dots. Border of dots.

· · ·
+αμπε
λιωR,σπαθ,
Sκανδ,α,νο
ταρ,θρακι
σιων

Ἀμπελίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κανδ(ιδάτῳ), (πρωτο)νοταρ(ίῳ) Θρᾳκισίων

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀμπελίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κανδιδάτῳ, πρωτονοταρίῳ Θρᾳκισίων.

Lord, help your servant Ampelios, imperial spatharokandidatos and protonotarios of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

Note an interesting mistake: the conjunction καί is placed between σπαθαρίῳ and κανδιδάτῳ (which would be expected to form one title, σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, attested from the early ninth century, cf. Listes, 297) and not before the office of protonotarios, where it is expected to be. Would this be due to the engraver's ignorance of these titles?

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.580
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.34.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.580
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.34.

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