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Euphemianos patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS 1955.1.814
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. The reading is restored on the basis of the many other seals (listed below) struck from the same boulloterion.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.43b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1884d.

Obverse

Remains of a cruciform invocative monogram (type V) and letters in the quarters: ΣΩ|ΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

ΜΙΝΩΠ
Ρ/Β/ΑΣΠ
ΣΤΡΑΤ/Ε
ΛΟ

[Εὐφη]μιανῷ π[ατ]ρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπα[θαρίῳ καὶ] στρατηγῷ Ἑ[λ]λάδος

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐφημιανῷ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Ἑλλάδος.

Theotokos, help your servant Euphemianos patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas.

Accession number BZS 1955.1.814
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. The reading is restored on the basis of the many other seals (listed below) struck from the same boulloterion.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.43b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1884d.

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