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Malakenos protospatharios and judge of the Anatolikoi (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

+ΚΕ̅Ο
ΗΘ,ΤΣ
ΔˊΛˊΜΑΛΑ
ΚΕΙΝΟ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ Μαλακεινο

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΑˊΣΠΑ
ΘˊΚΡΙΤ,
ΤΝΑΝΑ
ΤΟΛΙΚ
 

πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Obverse

Inscription of four lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

+ΚΕ̅Ο
ΗΘ,ΤΣ
ΔˊΛˊΜΑΛΑ
ΚΕΙΝΟ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ Μαλακεινο

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΑˊΣΠΑ
ΘˊΚΡΙΤ,
ΤΝΑΝΑ
ΤΟΛΙΚ
 

πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2054
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.29a.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μαλακεινο πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν.

Lord, help your servant Malakenos, protospatharios, and judge of the Anatolikoi.

Commentary

The reading of this seal is restored on the basis of its better preserved counterpart from the same boulloterion: BZS 1958.106.1585. Commentary on these seals is provided there.

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)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (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)