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Akindynos imperial protospatharios and judge of the Hippodrome (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross on two steps with X on crossing. Traces of the owner's name in the lower quarters: ΔΥ|Ν : [Ἀκιν]δύνῳ. Circular inscription surrounding: Κ̣Ε̣̣Ο̣. . . .ΤΟ̣. .ΔΟΥΛΟ : Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει] το [σο] δούλο. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of pellets within border of dots.

. . . .
Α̣Θ̣Α̣.
Κ,ΚΡΙΤΗ̣
ΤΟΥΙ̣ΠΠΟ
ΔΡ.Μ

[β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ]αθα[ρ(ίῳ)] κ(αὶ) κριτῇ τοῦ ἱπποδρ[ό]μου

Obverse

Cross on two steps with X on crossing. Traces of the owner's name in the lower quarters: ΔΥ|Ν : [Ἀκιν]δύνῳ. Circular inscription surrounding: Κ̣Ε̣̣Ο̣. . . .ΤΟ̣. .ΔΟΥΛΟ : Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει] το [σο] δούλο. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of pellets within border of dots.

. . . .
Α̣Θ̣Α̣.
Κ,ΚΡΙΤΗ̣
ΤΟΥΙ̣ΠΠΟ
ΔΡ.Μ

[β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ]αθα[ρ(ίῳ)] κ(αὶ) κριτῇ τοῦ ἱπποδρ[ό]μου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1730
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Evidence of a previous strike on the obverse.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἀκινδύνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτῇ τοῦ ἱπποδρόμου.

Lord, help Andronikos, imperial protospatharios and judge of the Hippodrome.

Commentary

This seal appears to be double-struck. Remnants of the earlier strike: ΝΗ. . Α : Νηκολάῳ?