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Baanes patrikios, praipositos, and imperial sakellarios (ninth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘ ΤΣ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross, preceded and followed by a cross decoration. Border of dots.


ΑΑΝΗ
ΠΑΤΡΠΡΑ
ΠΟΣΙΤΣ
ΑΚΕΛΛ


Βαάνῃ πατρ(ικίῳ) πρα[ι]ποσίτ(ῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) σακελλ(αρίῳ)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘ ΤΣ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross, preceded and followed by a cross decoration. Border of dots.


ΑΑΝΗ
ΠΑΤΡΠΡΑ
ΠΟΣΙΤΣ
ΑΚΕΛΛ


Βαάνῃ πατρ(ικίῳ) πρα[ι]ποσίτ(ῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) σακελλ(αρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1714
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 752.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βαάνῃ πατρικίῳ πραιποσίτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σακελλαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Baanes patrikios, praipositos, and imperial sakellarios.

Commentary

The combination of titles and offices that appear on the reverse of these seal also appears on another seal of Baanes (BZS.1958.106.2582), although the case differs. Laurent identified the owner of this seal as Baanes Angoures, who first appears in sources in 861; see PmbZ 2: no. 719/corr. for references.