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John imperial spatharios and protonotarios of Macedonia (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps with fleuron rising well above the first arm. Along the border of dots, circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΚΕ..ΗΘ,ΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΙΑΝ
ΝΗΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡ,ΑΝΟ
ΤΑΡ,ΜΑΚ
ΕΔΟΝ

Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ Μακεδονίας

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps with fleuron rising well above the first arm. Along the border of dots, circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΚΕ..ΗΘ,ΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΙΑΝ
ΝΗΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡ,ΑΝΟ
ΤΑΡ,ΜΑΚ
ΕΔΟΝ

Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ Μακεδονίας

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1472
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.24a.
Another specimen, half-preserved, possibly from the same boulloterion, is published by Schlumberger, Sig., 112.