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Prokopios patrikios and strategos of Sicily (eighth century)

 
 

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

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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3239
Diameter 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

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.