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Prokopios patrikios and strategos of Sicily (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3239
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.23a.
Cf. parallel seal in Zacos-Veglery, no. 2338a.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σδούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Wreath border.

ροκοπ
πατρικ
Sστρ/σ
ιλιασ

Προκοπίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Προκοπίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας.

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant Prokopios patrikios and strategos of Sicily.

Commentary

Same legend but from a different boulloterion than BZS.1958.106.4160.

The inscription on the reverse has been reconstructed according to Zacos-Veglery, no. 2338a. Moreover, in the eighth century Sicily was the only Byzantine theme whose name started with Σ.

Seals of Prokopios patrikios and strategos of Sicily: Sig., 214 note 2, no. 5, and Borsari, Amministrazione, app. II, nos. 10-11.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3239
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.23a.
Cf. parallel seal in Zacos-Veglery, no. 2338a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3239
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.23a.
Cf. parallel seal in Zacos-Veglery, no. 2338a.