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Manuel or Michael (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Thrakesioi (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2025
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; uneven lettering.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.45.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2189.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (Type VIII); in the quarters: -σω|-λω. No visible border.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. No visible border.

.λπτρ
βˊˊσπθˊS
στρτ/τν
θρκη

....λ πατρ[(ικίῳ)], β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ) τῶν Θρᾳκη(σίων).

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ....λ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Lord, help your servant ....l, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

The owner's name could be any name ending in λ, such as Μανουήλ, Μιχαήλ, or Δανιήλ, etc. The first two are more likely.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2025
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; uneven lettering.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.45.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2189.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2025
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; uneven lettering.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.45.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2189.

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