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Peter protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome, of the Velum and of the Boukellarioi (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1955
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped; cracked along the channel on the reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.14.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing with his right hand and holding book in his left hand. Traces of vertical inscription on either side: .|α|γ-Ν|ι : [Ὁ] ἅγ(ιος) Νι[κόλ(αος)]. Traces of circular invocation. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

πετρ,
ασπα. ρ,κ ρι
...ππ....
...τR...S
Rκε...
ρ,

[Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ] Πέτρ(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ(α)]ρ(ίῳ), κρι[τῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱ]ππ[οδρόμου], τοῦ β[ήλου] (καὶ) Βουκε[λλα]ρ(ίων)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου, τοῦ βήλου καὶ Βουκελλαρίων.

Lord, help your servant Peter, protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome, of the Velum, and of the Boukellarioi.

Commentary

Zacos, Seals II, no. 1035, published an aniconographic seal with the inscription "Peter protospatharios, imperial notarios, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Boukellarioi." He dated it to the first half of the eleventh century.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1955
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped; cracked along the channel on the reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.14.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1955
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped; cracked along the channel on the reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.14.

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