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Kosmas imperial spatharios and kommerkiarios of Thessalonica (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΚΟΣΜ
Β/ΣΠΘ/ΚΟΜ
ΜΕΡΚ/ΘΕΣΣ
ΛΟΝΙΚ/

Κοσμᾷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κομμερκιαρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΚΟΣΜ
Β/ΣΠΘ/ΚΟΜ
ΜΕΡΚ/ΘΕΣΣ
ΛΟΝΙΚ/

Κοσμᾷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κομμερκιαρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης

Accession number BZS.1955.1.785
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.38c.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2087b.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κοσμᾷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κομμερκιαρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης.

Theotokos, help your servant Kosmas imperial spatharios and kommerkiarios of Thessalonica.

Commentary

One of eight seals belonging to the same owner and edited jointly; see BZS 1947.2.166.