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George Choirosphaktes, patrikios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in four lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΓΕΡΓΙ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΜΑΤΧΟΙΡ.
ΣΦΑΚΤ
  

Γεωργίου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χοιροσφάκτου

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration below. Border of dots.

ΤΠ̅Ρ̅Ι̅
.ιαισ
.εταγμε
νου
  

τοῦ πατρικίου ἀξίως τεταγμένου

Obverse

Inscription in four lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΓΕΡΓΙ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΜΑΤΧΟΙΡ.
ΣΦΑΚΤ
  

Γεωργίου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χοιροσφάκτου

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration below. Border of dots.

ΤΠ̅Ρ̅Ι̅
.ιαισ
.εταγμε
νου
  

τοῦ πατρικίου ἀξίως τεταγμένου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1060
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, no. 280.
Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 750; Corpus III, no. 468a.

Translation

Γεωργίου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χοιροσφάκτου τοῦ πατρικίου ἀξίως τεταγμένου.

Seal of George Choirosphaktes, worthily appointed as patrikios.

Commentary

Two dodecasyllables. While the Choirosphaktes family is well attested, this member is not known beyond his seals.