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Bardas imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Peacock standing with tail outspread. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Ρ
ΣΠΘ
ΡΙΣΤΡ
ΤΙΓΕ
.Λ

Βάρδᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Ἑλλάδος

Obverse

Peacock standing with tail outspread. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Ρ
ΣΠΘ
ΡΙΣΤΡ
ΤΙΓΕ
.Λ

Βάρδᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Ἑλλάδος

Accession number BZS.1977.34.11
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.40.

Translation

Βάρδᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Ἑλλάδος.

Bardas, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas.

Commentary

Line 4 (rev.): it is clear that the letter after ΣΤΡΑΤΙΓΩ is either Ε or Θ. Line 5: although the three visible letters are blurred, their triangular outlines are clear.