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Romanos Tornikes, protospatharios and symponos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Effaced.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded by decoration. Border of dots.

  
.Ν,
.ΣΠΘ,̣
ΣΥΜΠΟΝ
ΟΤΟΡ̣.
Κ̣,

[Ῥ]ωμαν(ὸς) [(πρωτο)]σπαθ(άριος) (καὶ) σύμπον(ος) ὁ Τορ[ν(ί)]κ(ης)

Obverse

Effaced.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded by decoration. Border of dots.

  
.Ν,
.ΣΠΘ,̣
ΣΥΜΠΟΝ
ΟΤΟΡ̣.
Κ̣,

[Ῥ]ωμαν(ὸς) [(πρωτο)]σπαθ(άριος) (καὶ) σύμπον(ος) ὁ Τορ[ν(ί)]κ(ης)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3456
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1069 (but cf. no. 1068)

Translation

Ῥωμανὸς πρωτοσπαθάριος καὶ σύμπονος ὁ Τορνίκης.

Romanos Tornikes, protospatharios and symponos.

Commentary

Laurent originally published this seal alongside BZS.1955.1.3455 as no. 1069 in Corpus 2. Upon closer inspection, the reverse matrices for the two seals are different. In addition, when compared with BZS.1958.106.4301, a curved element visible near the center of the otherwise effaced obverse is discernible as the right part of the omega, and that these two specimens are parallels.