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

 
 

Obverse

Remains of a cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the three quarters preserved: ΣΩ|ΔΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, parts of four preserved. Wreath border.

ΜΙΝΩ
Ρ,Β/ΣΠ
ΣΤΡΤ/
ΛΟ.

[Εὐφη]μιανῷ [πατ]ρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπ[αθαρίῳ καὶ] στρατηγῷ [Ἑλ]λάδο[ς]

Obverse

Remains of a cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the three quarters preserved: ΣΩ|ΔΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, parts of four preserved. Wreath border.

ΜΙΝΩ
Ρ,Β/ΣΠ
ΣΤΡΤ/
ΛΟ.

[Εὐφη]μιανῷ [πατ]ρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπ[αθαρίῳ καὶ] στρατηγῷ [Ἑλ]λάδο[ς]

Accession number BZS 1955.1.821
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.43i.
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 1884.

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.

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