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Basil Trichinopodes, hypatos and strategos of Anabarza (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George with a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Vertical inscription in two columns: |Ε|Ρ|Γ͵ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Γ]εώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of eight lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ,.
ΑΣΙΛΕ.
ΥΠΑΤ
ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓ,Α
Ν.ΑΡΖΗ
Σ...ΤΡΙ
χ̣
ν̣ο̣π̣..

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Βασιλε[ί]ῳ ὑπάτῳ [(καὶ)] στρατηγ(ῷ) Ἀν[α]βάρζης [τὸν] Τριχ(ι)νοπ[όδ(ην)]

Obverse

Bust of St. George with a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Vertical inscription in two columns: |Ε|Ρ|Γ͵ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Γ]εώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of eight lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ,.
ΑΣΙΛΕ.
ΥΠΑΤ
ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓ,Α
Ν.ΑΡΖΗ
Σ...ΤΡΙ
χ̣
ν̣ο̣π̣..

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Βασιλε[ί]ῳ ὑπάτῳ [(καὶ)] στρατηγ(ῷ) Ἀν[α]βάρζης [τὸν] Τριχ(ι)νοπ[όδ(ην)]

Accession number BZS 1947.2.38
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 1.1a.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Ἀναβάρζης τὸν Τριχινοπόδην.

Lord, help Basil Trichinopodes, hypatos and strategos of Anabarza.

Commentary

Cheynet published two seals of a Basil Trichinopodes protospatharios, hypatos, and strategos of Anabarza (Collection Zacos, nos. 4a and b). The reading of the family name on these seals is certain, and Cheynet suggested that our two seals (this specimen and BZS.1951.31.5.587) were issued by the same man. This can now be confirmed on the basis of a seal published by Werner Seibt, "Four seals of the 11th century from Yozgat," BZ 113(3) (2020), no. 1, pp. 925-27; this is a parallel on which the reading Τριχ(ι)νοπόδ(ην) is clearly legible. As a result, we have corrected our original reading (Triklinios) which appeared in the printed catalogue, DO Seals 5.