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Eustathios imperial spatharokandidatos and arkarios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Pressed flat. The outlines of a saint's bust can be discerned but not identified. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ευστ
.σπθ
κνˋ
ρκ̣
  

Εὐστα[θ(ίῳ)] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἀρκα(ρίῳ)

Obverse

Pressed flat. The outlines of a saint's bust can be discerned but not identified. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ευστ
.σπθ
κνˋ
ρκ̣
  

Εὐστα[θ(ίῳ)] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) ἀρκα(ρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1968
Diameter 31.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
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Translation

Εὐσταθίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἀρκαρίῳ.

(Lord or Mother of God, help) Eustathios imperial spatharokandidatos and arkarios.

Commentary

The arkarios, an office rarely attested on seals, was a treasurer subordinate to the Orphanotrophos: see Oikonomides, Listes, 319.