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Gregory imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cherson (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1770
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.12.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 64 (2).

Obverse

The Annunciation. Only the archangel is preserved, holding rod or scepter. In front of him, on the ground, a low seat (?) resembling a capital set on a column. Vertical inscription in center: Χ|Ε|ΡΕ|Τ,: Χερετισμός. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

γρη
ρη
θρι
ρτηγ
χερσο
σ

Γρηγορήῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγ Χερσόνως

Translation

Γρηγορήῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Χερσόνως.

Gregory imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cherson.

Commentary

It is possible that the owner of this seal is the same strategos of Cherson as the owner of BZS.1947.2.245, whose seal is also decorated with the scene of the Annunciation. The two specimens, however, are from different boulloteria.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1770
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.12.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 64 (2).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1770
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.12.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 64 (2).