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Andrew (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.825
Diameter 34 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1850 (misread); DO Seals 1, 5.7.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the angles: .σ.|δλ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

..δρε
π.τρικβ
σπSσρ.
τηγσικ
ελισ

[Ἀν]δρέ[ᾳ?] π[α]τρικ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ(αθαρίῳ) (καὶ) σ<τ>ρ[α]τηγῷ Σικελίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνδρέᾳ (?) πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Andrew (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily.

Commentary

Amari I, 338, note 1, speaks of a seal that belonged to a certain "Andrea consolare e stratego" (of Sicily?). 

Accession number BZS.1958.106.825
Diameter 34 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1850 (misread); DO Seals 1, 5.7.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.825
Diameter 34 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1850 (misread); DO Seals 1, 5.7.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.825
Diameter 34 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1850 (misread); DO Seals 1, 5.7.

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