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Theognostos imperial engistiarios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Effaced.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟ
ΓΝΟΣΤ,
ΕΝΓΙ
ΤΙΑΡ,

Θεογνόστ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) ἐνγι[σ]τιαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Effaced.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟ
ΓΝΟΣΤ,
ΕΝΓΙ
ΤΙΑΡ,

Θεογνόστ(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) ἐνγι[σ]τιαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2691
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Condition Chip out of right side.

Translation

Θεογνόστῳ βασιλικῷ ἐνγιστιαρίῳ.

Theognostos, imperial egnistarios.

Commentary

Rarely attested on seals, the holders of the office of engistiarios were detailed to serve at the imperial table during banquets or formal occasions (Oikonomides, Listes, 306).