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Nikephoros imperial spatharios and tourmarches of Mesothynia (?) (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2775
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 126.1.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: .σ|.. . Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

Νικηφ
ο/σπθ/
ρμαρχημ
.η

Νικηφόρο βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ τουρμάρχῃ Μεσοθηνήας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρο βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ τουρμάρχῃ Μεσοθηνήας.

Mother of God, help your servant Nikephoros imperial spatharios and tourmarch of Mesothynia (?).

Commentary

Our reading of the seal requires a rather unusual abbreviation in the final word of the last line of the reverse.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2775
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 126.1.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2775
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 126.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2775
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 126.1.

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