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Constantine protospatharios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael. Details obscure, no trace of epigraphy. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross of dots between pellets at bottom. No visible border.

Ε̅,
Σ.
Ν̅
ΘΡ
  

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)[θ(ει) τῷ] σῷ [δού(λῳ) Κω]ν(σταντίνῳ) (πρωτο)[σπα]θαρ[ί(ῳ)]

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael. Details obscure, no trace of epigraphy. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross of dots between pellets at bottom. No visible border.

Ε̅,
Σ.
Ν̅
ΘΡ
  

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)[θ(ει) τῷ] σῷ [δού(λῳ) Κω]ν(σταντίνῳ) (πρωτο)[σπα]θαρ[ί(ῳ)]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2308
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, protospatharios.

Commentary

Both sides of this seal are partially flattened but the reconstruction of the reverse has been based on the similar specimens listed in this entry.