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Peter asekretis and judge of the Thrakesioi (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with her hands open before her. Sigla: ..-θ̅υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

θ̅κ̅εRˋθ
τσˋ
πετρ,αΣη
κρητ,Sκρ
τ,τνθρ,
κησ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῶ σῷ δού(λῳ) Πέτρ(ῳ) ἀσηκρῆτ(ις) (καὶ) κρ[ι]τ(ῇ) τῶν Θρ(ᾳ)κησ(ίων).

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with her hands open before her. Sigla: ..-θ̅υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

θ̅κ̅εRˋθ
τσˋ
πετρ,αΣη
κρητ,Sκρ
τ,τνθρ,
κησ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῶ σῷ δού(λῳ) Πέτρ(ῳ) ἀσηκρῆτ(ις) (καὶ) κρ[ι]τ(ῇ) τῶν Θρ(ᾳ)κησ(ίων).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2618
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.25a.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῶ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ ἀσηκρῆτις καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Mother of God, help your servant Peter, asekretis and judge of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.1139 come from the same boulloterion.

Bibliography

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  • “Thrakien” und “Thrakesion” (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantinische Rang- und Ämterstruktur im 8. und 9. Jahrhundert: Faktoren und Tendenzen ihrer Entwicklung (Open in Zotero)