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John protospatharios, mystolektes, judge of the Velum and of the Armenian themes (?) (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1505
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped at the bottom.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 56.4.

W. Seibt, "Ἀρμενικὰ θέματα", 135, no. 8.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the Christ child on her left arm. Sigla: ..-θ̅υ : [Μήτηρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

θκεR,θ,
ι̅ω̅α̅σπαθ,
μυστ,λεκτ,
κριτ,τRλ
α...
ν

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ), μυστ(ο)λέκτ(ῃ), κριτ(ῇ) τοῦ β(ή)λ(ου) (καὶ) τ(ῶν) Ἀ[ρμε]ν[ικῶν θεμάτων (?)].

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, μυστολέκτῃ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῶν Ἀρμενικῶν θεμάτων.

Mother of God, help John, protospatharios, mystolektes, judge of the Velum and of the Armenian themes.

Commentary

The restitution of the last line is based on the space between α and ν and the number of letters following ν, too many for Ἀρμενιακῶν.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1505
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped at the bottom.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 56.4.

W. Seibt, "Ἀρμενικὰ θέματα", 135, no. 8.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1505
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped at the bottom.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 56.4.

W. Seibt, "Ἀρμενικὰ θέματα", 135, no. 8.

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