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Andronikos hypatos and strategos of the Anatolikoi (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ on her breast. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕΘ,
ΝΤΡΟΝΙ
ΥΠΑΤΟ
.ΤΡΑΤΙΓ,
ΤΟΝΑΝΑ.
ΟΛ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει ντρονίκῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ στρατιγ τον Ἀνατολικῶν

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ on her breast. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕΘ,
ΝΤΡΟΝΙ
ΥΠΑΤΟ
.ΤΡΑΤΙΓ,
ΤΟΝΑΝΑ.
ΟΛ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει ντρονίκῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ στρατιγ τον Ἀνατολικῶν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2208
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.48.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀντρονίκῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τον Ἀνατολικῶν.

Mother of God, help Andronikos, hypatos and strategos of the Anatolikoi.

Commentary

Note the spelling of the name, which reflects popular pronunciation.

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)