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Andrew imperial spatharios and archon of Christoupolis (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΝΔΡΕ
ΒΣΠΘ
ΡΧΟΝΤΙΤ
ΧΡΠ

Ἀνδρέᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι τῆς Χριστουπόλεως

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΝΔΡΕ
ΒΣΠΘ
ΡΧΟΝΤΙΤ
ΧΡΠ

Ἀνδρέᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι τῆς Χριστουπόλεως

Accession number BZS.1955.1.677
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 39.1Β.
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 1716a. Another specimen of the Zacos collection (Basel), from the same boulloterion, is published ibid. and reproduced on pl. 221.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνδρέᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι τῆς Χριστουπόλεως.

Theotokos, help your servant Andreas imperial spatharios and archon of Christoupolis.

Commentary

This specimen is from the same boulloterion as BZS.1947.2.65; see the commentary to that entry.