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...tes imperial mandator and domestikos of the Boukellarioi (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1993
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.5.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2601.


Cruciform invocative monogram (probably type VIII); in the quarters: ...|ΔΛ. Wreath border.


Inscription of at least five lines. Indeterminate border.


....τῃ βασιλικῷ μανδάτωρι καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν Βουκελλαρίων.


Κύριε Βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ....τῃ βασιλικῷ μανδάτωρι καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν Βουκελλαρίων.

Lord, help your servant ...tes, imperial mandator and domestikos of the Boukellarioi.


The omission of the final ν of τῶν, and the fact that no abbreviation sign appears there, may be due to euphonic reasons. The owner's first name could be Ἀσώτης (Ashot) or Παγκράτης (Bagrat); it sounds like a name of Armenian origin. One could also propose [Λέον]τη with a spelling mistake. The seal of another domestikos of the Boukellarioi, of the first half of the eighth century, is published by Zacos-Veglery, no. 1656. See the remarks of Winkelmann, Ämterstruktur, 99, and Haldon, Praetorians, 495, n. 558.