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Stephanos (or Damianos ?) hypatos and archon of Amastris (or Amaseia?) (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1729
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 78.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2591.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: ..-σ|δ-λ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. No border visible.

νυπ
.ρχ
μσ

Στεφάνῳ or Δαμιανῳ ὑπάτκαὶ ἄρχοντι Ἀμάστριδος or Ἀμασείας

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ or Δαμιανῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι Ἀμάστριδος or Ἀμασείας

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant Stephanos/Damianos, hypatos and archon of Amastris/Amaseia.

Commentary

Both restitutions are equally possible for the first name and for the place-name. Zacos and Veglery propose only Stephanos and Amaseia.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1729
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 78.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2591.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1729
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 78.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2591.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1729
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 78.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2591.

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