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Sergios imperial spatharokandidatos and strategos of Cherson (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding medallion of Christ and flanked by two crosslets made of dots. No sigla. Circular inscription along border of dots.

ΚΕ.ΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σεργι
σπθρ,
κνδστ.
τιγοχερ
σονσ

Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ στρατιγό Χερσόνας

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding medallion of Christ and flanked by two crosslets made of dots. No sigla. Circular inscription along border of dots.

ΚΕ.ΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σεργι
σπθρ,
κνδστ.
τιγοχερ
σονσ

Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ στρατιγό Χερσόνας

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.93
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.21b.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 45 (3) with parallels. Cf. also ibid., no. 46, a similar seal likely from the same individual.