You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Pothos notarios and asekretis (tenth century)

Pothos notarios and asekretis (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. No sigla preserved. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


π̣οθ
.ο̣ταρ,
..σικρ
.τ̣ησ


Πόθῳ [ν]οταρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) [β(ασιλικῷ) or (πρωτ-) ἀ]σικρ[ῖ]της

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. No sigla preserved. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


π̣οθ
.ο̣ταρ,
..σικρ
.τ̣ησ


Πόθῳ [ν]οταρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) [β(ασιλικῷ) or (πρωτ-) ἀ]σικρ[ῖ]της

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2626
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Blank much larger than die; flattened at left and right.

Translation

Πόθῳ νοταρίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ (or πρωτ-) ἀσικρῖτης.

Pothos, notarios and imperial (or prot-) asekretis.

Commentary

The partial preservation of the inscription makes it uncertain whether the owner was an imperial or proto-asekretis. Laurent, Corpus II, no. 96, opted for imperial asekretis.