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Theodorokanos protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and strategos of Artach (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2093
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Deformed
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 11.1. Another specimen is published in Revue des Études Anciennes 6 (1904): 33–34 and yet another one is kept in the IFEB Collection.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΚΕΘ
.Σ.
.Θ.Ο
...ΚΑΝ
..ΠΑΘΑΡ,


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δού[λ]ῳ Θ[ε]οδ[ωρο]κάνῳ [(πρωτο)σ]παθαρ(ίῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΕΠΙΤ
ΤΡΙΚΛ
ΙΝSΣΤ.
ΤΗΓ..
ΑΡΤ.


ἐπὶ τ[οῦ] Χρ(υσο)τρικλίνου (καὶ) στ[ρ(α)]τηγῷ [τοῦ] Ἀρτ[άχ]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ θεοδωροκάνῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ στρατηγῷ τοῦ Ἀρτάχ.

Lord, help your servant Theodorokanos protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and strategos of Artach.

Commentary

Artach was located 40 km east of Antioch. The fortress was conquered by the Byzantines in 966 and placed under the command of a strategos who was in turn subordinate to the doux of Antioch (cf. Kühn, Armee, 170–71; Yahya, 466; Attaleiates, 118–19). The establishment of imperial curatories in the region of Artach is proven by seals of kouratores (Konstantopoulos, no. 381d; see also SBS 3 [1993]: 154).

The seal of a Kemales Tzotzikes, imperial protospatharios, hypatos, and strategos of Artach, dating from the first half of the eleventh century, is published in Spink III, no. 262.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2093
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Deformed
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 11.1. Another specimen is published in Revue des Études Anciennes 6 (1904): 33–34 and yet another one is kept in the IFEB Collection.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2093
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Deformed
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 11.1. Another specimen is published in Revue des Études Anciennes 6 (1904): 33–34 and yet another one is kept in the IFEB Collection.

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