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N. anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and strategos of the Anatolikoi (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Rosace consisting of four leaf-shaped roundels forming a cross; an X in the background; in the center a six-pointed star. On each roundel, inscription read vertically, then horizontally (as when crossing oneself): ΙΣ|ΧΣ|ΝΗΚΑ: 'Ιῆσοῦς Χριστὸς νηκᾷ. Along a border of dots, remains of a circular inscription.

ΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No border visible.

........
.ΝΘ...Α.
ˊΑˊΣΠΑΘˊΕΠΙΤ
ΧΡΣΤΡΑΤΙΓ,
Τ,ΑΝΑΤΟΛ

......... ἀνθυπάτῳ, πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ στρατιγ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Obverse

Rosace consisting of four leaf-shaped roundels forming a cross; an X in the background; in the center a six-pointed star. On each roundel, inscription read vertically, then horizontally (as when crossing oneself): ΙΣ|ΧΣ|ΝΗΚΑ: 'Ιῆσοῦς Χριστὸς νηκᾷ. Along a border of dots, remains of a circular inscription.

ΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No border visible.

........
.ΝΘ...Α.
ˊΑˊΣΠΑΘˊΕΠΙΤ
ΧΡΣΤΡΑΤΙΓ,
Τ,ΑΝΑΤΟΛ

......... ἀνθυπάτῳ, πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ στρατιγ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1363
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.60.

Translation

Ίησοῦς Χριστὸς νηκᾷ. Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ... ἀνθυπάτῳ, πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ στρατιγῷ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Jesus Christ conquers. Lord, help your servant N., anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and strategos of the Anatolikoi.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 3: West, Northwest, and Central Asia Minor and the Orient (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantine Lead Seals, Vol. 1 (Open in Zotero)
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