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Symbatikis imperial protospatharios and strategos of Thrace (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: Μ̄Θ̄. Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Along upper circumference, traces of circular inscription. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΥΜ
τηκισ
πθρι
στρτιγτ
ησθρκˊ

Συμβατήκι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγ τῆς Θρᾴκης

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: Μ̄Θ̄. Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Along upper circumference, traces of circular inscription. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΥΜ
τηκισ
πθρι
στρτιγτ
ησθρκˊ

Συμβατήκι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγ τῆς Θρᾴκης

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1412
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.35.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.