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....nos patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4463
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.60.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2604.

Obverse

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

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

....
ΝΠΤΡΙΚ
./ΣΠΘΡ/
.ΣΤΡΤΕ
ΛΛΔ/

....νῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) στρατηγῷ Ἑλλάδος

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει ....νῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Ἑλλάδος.

Lord or Mother of God, help ....nos patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas.

Commentary

Contrary to Zacos-Veglery, we think that the word βασιλικῷ needs to be restored on line 3 to balance the epigraphical layout. The name of the owner cannot be reconstructed. It had to be rather short (the first line should contain ca. 4 letters, as the last one) and end in νος: Ῥωμανός or Μαρίνος are more likely than Μαριανός or Στέφανος; Κωνσταντῖνος or Εὐφημιανός should be excluded.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4463
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.60.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2604.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4463
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.60.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2604.

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