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Staurakios imperial spatharios and kommerkiarios of Thessalonica (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1316
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.44a.

Obverse

A pair of birds walking; bird in foreground, head turned backward, holding branch in its beak; foliage below. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by a row of three pellets. Border of dots.

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ΣΤΑΥ
ΡΑΚΙΣ
ΠΑΘ/ΚΟΥ
ΜΕΡΚ,ΘΕ.
ΑΛΟΝΙΚ,
···

Σταυρακίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κουμερκιαρίῳ Θεσαλονίκης

Translation

Σταυρακίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κουμερκιαρίῳ Θεσαλονίκης.

Staurakios imperial spatharios and kommerkiarios of Thessalonica.

Commentary

From the same boulloterion as BZS.1958.106.706.

The owner of this seal could be the merchant Staurakios, who together with his colleague Kosmas, caused the Bulgaro-Byzantine war of 894;  cf. Oikonomides, Abydos.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1316
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.44a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1316
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.44a.