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Staurakios/Kratistos/Kastrikios sakellarios (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.148
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ι - κ - ο - ρ - σ - τ - υ

Σταυράκιου/Κρατίστου/Καστρικίου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ε - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - σ - υ

σακελλαρίου

Translation

Σταυράκιου/Κρατίστου/Καστρικίου σακελλαρίου.

(Seal of) Staurakios/Kratistos/Kastrikios sakellarios.

Commentary

The obverse of this seal is problematic because it can be resolved as a number of both names and titles. Zacos picks κουράτορος (kourator), an obvious choice except that the other side only seems to resolve to σακελλαρίου, and it is very unlikely that the seal would contain these two offices without a name. Τhe other possible office is κοαίστορος (quaestor), but this seems unlikely for the same reason as κουράτορος; ακτουάριος (aktouarios) in the nominative is unlikely. We are left with three possible names in the genitive: Σταυράκιου, Κρατίστου, and Καστρικίου, all of which are possible.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.148
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Accession number BZS.1955.1.148
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.148
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

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