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Kalos, imperial spatharokandidatos and tourmarches of Kourikos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Griffin, facing right. Circular inscription within border of dots, beginning at twelve o'clock.

.ΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ

[Κ(ύρι)]ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Κ.ΛΟ,
ΣΠΑΘ,ΚΑΝ
ΔΙΔΤΟΥ
ΡΜΑΡΧΗΚ
ΡΗΚΟ

Κ[α]λὸ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδιδ(άτῳ) (καὶ) τουρμάρχῃ Κουρήκο(υ).

Obverse

Griffin, facing right. Circular inscription within border of dots, beginning at twelve o'clock.

.ΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ

[Κ(ύρι)]ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Κ.ΛΟ,
ΣΠΑΘ,ΚΑΝ
ΔΙΔΤΟΥ
ΡΜΑΡΧΗΚ
ΡΗΚΟ

Κ[α]λὸ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδιδ(άτῳ) (καὶ) τουρμάρχῃ Κουρήκο(υ).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5274
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 8.1

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Καλὸ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τουρμάρχῃ Κουρήκου.

Lord, help your servant Kalos imperial spatharokandidatos and tourmarches of Kourikos.

Commentary

Initially an important naval base in the coastal theme of the Kibyrrhaiotai, Korykos was a tourma of Seleukeia during the ninth and tenth centuries. See Hild-Hellenkemper, Kilikien und Isaurien, 315–30; ODB 2:1150.