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Leo imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes of Macedonia (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3367
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Oxidized.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.16b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2143.

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

λεοντ/
/σπθ/κ
ομητ/κορ
τησμκε
δονι/

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κόμητι κόρτης Μακεδονίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κόμητι κόρτης Μακεδονίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Leo imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes of Macedonia.

Commentary

This specimen comes from the same boulloterion and same stock of blanks as BZS.1958.106.4191 and BZS.1977.34.93.

There are relatively few seals of kometes tes kortes (counts of the tent of the strategos, cf. Listes, 341) who specify on their seals the name of the theme in which they exercised their functions (e.g., Sig., 289-90, komes tes kortes of Chaldia).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3367
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Oxidized.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.16b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2143.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3367
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Oxidized.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.16b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2143.