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Euphemianos imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Remains of a cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII); visible in the quarters: ΣΩ|ΛΩ. Wreath border.

Κύριε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Wreath border.

ΟΒ,ˊΑ,ˊΣ
Θ,ˊΣΤΡΑ
ΙΓ,ˊΕΛΑ
ΔΟΣ

[Εὐφιμιαν]ο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσ[πα]θαρίῳ καὶ στρα[τ]ιγ Ἑλάδος.

Obverse

Remains of a cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII); visible in the quarters: ΣΩ|ΛΩ. Wreath border.

Κύριε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Wreath border.

ΟΒ,ˊΑ,ˊΣ
Θ,ˊΣΤΡΑ
ΙΓ,ˊΕΛΑ
ΔΟΣ

[Εὐφιμιαν]ο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσ[πα]θαρίῳ καὶ στρα[τ]ιγ Ἑλάδος.

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.2312
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.44(x).
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 1886.

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

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐφιμιανο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Ἑλάδος.

Lord, help your servant Euphemianos imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas.

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