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Constantine imperial spatharokandidatos, epi tou oikeiakou vestiariou and protonotarios of the Optimatoi (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at both crossings) on four steps with fleurons arising from base (up to lower arm). Circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΕΟΗΘ..Τ.Δ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines followed by a row of pellets. Border of dots.

.ΚΝΣΤ,
ΣΠΑΘ,ΚΑ
ΕΠΙΤ,Υ
ΚΕΙΑ,ΕΣΤ
ΑˊΝΟΤ,Τ,Ο
ΠΤΙΜΑ.

Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἐπι τοῦ ὐκειακοῦ βεστιαρίου καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Ὀπτιμάτων

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at both crossings) on four steps with fleurons arising from base (up to lower arm). Circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΕΟΗΘ..Τ.Δ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines followed by a row of pellets. Border of dots.

.ΚΝΣΤ,
ΣΠΑΘ,ΚΑ
ΕΠΙΤ,Υ
ΚΕΙΑ,ΕΣΤ
ΑˊΝΟΤ,Τ,Ο
ΠΤΙΜΑ.

Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἐπι τοῦ ὐκειακοῦ βεστιαρίου καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Ὀπτιμάτων

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1404
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.28.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἐπι τοῦ ὐκειακοῦ βεστιαρίου καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Ὀπτιμάτων.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial spatharokandidatos, epi tou oikeiakou vestiariou, and protonotarios of the Optimatoi.

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)
  • Documents de sigillographie byzantine: La collection C. Orghidan (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantinische Rang- und Ämterstruktur im 8. und 9. Jahrhundert: Faktoren und Tendenzen ihrer Entwicklung (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantine Praetorians: An Administrative, Institutional, and Social Survey of the Opsikion and Tagmata, c. 580-900 (Open in Zotero)
  • Die byzantinische Armee im 10. und 11. Jahrhundert: Studien zur Organisation der Tagmata (Open in Zotero)