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Epiphanios imperial spatharokandidatos and dioiketes of Dekapolis (tenth/eleventh centuries)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three step (X at crossing of lower bar) with fleurons rising above the first arm. In the upper field, a decoration at left and right. Circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣ.Λ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δ[ού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΕΠΙΦ
ΝΙˊΣΠΘ,
Ρ,ΚΝˊSΙ
.ΚΙΤ,ΕΚ
ΠΟΛ

Ἐπιφανίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(α)ρ(ο)κανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) δι[υ]κιτ(ῇ) Δεκαπόλ(εως).

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three step (X at crossing of lower bar) with fleurons rising above the first arm. In the upper field, a decoration at left and right. Circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣ.Λ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δ[ού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΕΠΙΦ
ΝΙˊΣΠΘ,
Ρ,ΚΝˊSΙ
.ΚΙΤ,ΕΚ
ΠΟΛ

Ἐπιφανίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(α)ρ(ο)κανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) δι[υ]κιτ(ῇ) Δεκαπόλ(εως).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.982
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 7.2b

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

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἐπιφανίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ διυκιτῇ Δεκαπόλεως.

Lord, help your servant Epiphanios imperial spatharokandidatos and dioiketes of Dekapolis.

Commentary

Another seal of a dioiketes of Dekapolis, of an earlier date, is published by Birch, no. 17,619.