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Peter imperial spatharios and doux of Calabria (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1058
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 4.5.

Obverse

Cruciform Invocative monogram (type V). In the angles: σ|λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. No visible border.

πετρ
β/σπα/
κδουκ
.αλα

Πέτρῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) κ(αὶ) δουκὶ [Κ]αλα(βρίας)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δουκὶ Καλαβρίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Peter imperial spatharios and doux of Calabria.

Commentary

The owner of this seal lived at least a century before the Peter of similar titles/offices in BZS.1958.106.3191.

Similar seals have been published by several authors, most recently by Zacos-Veglery, no. 2310; cf. Sig., 220, and Birch, 15. All these are from different boulloteria.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1058
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 4.5.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1058
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 4.5.

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