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

 
 

Obverse

Remains of a cruciform invocative monogram (type V); visible in the quarters: Σ|Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σ[ῷ δ]ούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

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

ΣΠΑΘ
ΑΤ/ΕΛ
ΔΟΣ

Εὐφημιανῷ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Ἑλλάδος

Obverse

Remains of a cruciform invocative monogram (type V); visible in the quarters: Σ|Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σ[ῷ δ]ούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

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

ΣΠΑΘ
ΑΤ/ΕΛ
ΔΟΣ

Εὐφημιανῷ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Ἑλλάδος

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3127
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.43(k).
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 1884.

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐφημιανῷ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Ἑλλάδος.

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

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