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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,
.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,
.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.1955.1.1435
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 7.2a

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.