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N., protospatharios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3413
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.29.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2631 (slightly different reading).

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΟΣ|ΔΛ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

.
.σπ
. στρ.
.γτονκ
..υρ..τ

...α. βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγ τον Κιβυρεοτῶν

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το σῷ δούλῳ ...α. βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τον Κιβυρεοτῶν.

Theotokos, help your servant N. imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

The engraver has incorrectly made the central letter of the invocative monogram a Φ instead of Θ. This seal has uneven lettering of poor craftsmanship.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3413
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.29.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2631 (slightly different reading).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3413
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.29.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2631 (slightly different reading).

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