You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Christopher hypatos, imperial vestitor, and imperial notarios of the vestiarion (ninth/tenth century)

Christopher hypatos, imperial vestitor, and imperial notarios of the vestiarion (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθηΤ̣..δουΛ̣.

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τ[ῷ σ]ῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

...ΟΦ
...̣Τ/ 
ΕΣΤ/ Ν
ΟΤ/ ΤΟΥ
ΕΣΤΙ

[Χριστ]οφ[όρ(ῳ) ὑπ]άτ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) βεστ(ήτορι) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) νοτ(αρίῳ) τοῦ βεστια(ρίου)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθηΤ̣..δουΛ̣.

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τ[ῷ σ]ῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

...ΟΦ
...̣Τ/ 
ΕΣΤ/ Ν
ΟΤ/ ΤΟΥ
ΕΣΤΙ

[Χριστ]οφ[όρ(ῳ) ὑπ]άτ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) βεστ(ήτορι) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) νοτ(αρίῳ) τοῦ βεστια(ρίου)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.747
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Chipped and cracked
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 722.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρῳ ὑπάτῳ βασιλικῷ βεστήτορι καὶ βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ τοῦ βεστιαρίου.

Lord, help your servant Christopher hypatos, imperial vestitor, and imperial notarios of the vestiarion.

Commentary

Laurent argues that two seals of a Christopher imperial spatharios and imperial notarios of the vestiarion (BZS.1951.31.5.231 and BZS.1958.106.2639) also belong to the same individual as this specimen.