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Sergios imperial spatharokandidatos and kommerkiarios of Cherson (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps with fleurons rising from base (up to lower transverse arm). Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

κεοηθˊτσδουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σεργ
ισπθ
κνδκο
μερκιρ
χερσον

Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ κομερκιαρίῳ Χερσόνος

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps with fleurons rising from base (up to lower transverse arm). Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

κεοηθˊτσδουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σεργ
ισπθ
κνδκο
μερκιρ
χερσον

Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ κομερκιαρίῳ Χερσόνος

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1628
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.7b.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 106 (2).
In Sig., 237, no. 5, is published a parallel specimen with precisely the same division of lines as the DO seal. Cf. Sokolova, Monety, no. 35.