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Strategios protokentarches (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Basil, holding a cross in his right hand. Inscription on either side: α̣|.|ι̣|ο̣.|α̣|σ|ι̣|λ̣, : [ὁ] ἄ[γ]ιο(ς) [Β]ασίλ(ειος). No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

̣κ̣ε̣̣θ̣
τσδ
στρατι
γᾶκεν
ταρχ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Στρατιγ(ίῳ) (πρωτο)κεντάρχ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St Basil, holding a cross in his right hand. Inscription on either side: α̣|.|ι̣|ο̣.|α̣|σ|ι̣|λ̣, : [ὁ] ἄ[γ]ιο(ς) [Β]ασίλ(ειος). No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

̣κ̣ε̣̣θ̣
τσδ
στρατι
γᾶκεν
ταρχ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Στρατιγ(ίῳ) (πρωτο)κεντάρχ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2656
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Broken but repaired.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στρατιγίῳ πρωτοκεντάρχῃ.

Lord, help your servant Stratigios, protokentarches.

Commentary

Similar seal published by Schlumberger, p. 357.