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Andronikos (?) imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Anatolikoi (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps with fleurons arising from base up to first cross bar. Remains of circular inscription beginning at 7 o'clock. No border visible.

+ΚΕ..

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No border visible.

ρο
Rσ
στρ
τν
ολικ

Ἀνδρονικ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps with fleurons arising from base up to first cross bar. Remains of circular inscription beginning at 7 o'clock. No border visible.

+ΚΕ..

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No border visible.

ρο
Rσ
στρ
τν
ολικ

Ἀνδρονικ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1743
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.47.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνδρονικῷ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν.

Lord, help your servant Andronikos, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Anatolikoi.

Commentary

The restoration of the owner's name is tentative but probable.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 3: West, Northwest, and Central Asia Minor and the Orient (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantine Lead Seals, Vol. 1 (Open in Zotero)
  • Documents de sigillographie byzantine: La collection C. Orghidan (Open in Zotero)
  • Sceaux byzantins du Musée National de Varsovie (Open in Zotero)
  • Les listes de préséance byzantines des IXe et Xe siècles (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantinische Rang- und Ämterstruktur im 8. und 9. Jahrhundert: Faktoren und Tendenzen ihrer Entwicklung (Open in Zotero)