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John patrikios, imperial protospatharios and logothetes of the oxys dromos, guarded by God (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: Τσ.|λ . Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ[ῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Thin wreath border.

Ι̣̣.νν
τρ,σπ
λογ̣τ,ο
εο.Κ̣δρ

Ἰω[ά]νν(ῃ) [π]ατρ(ικίῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ(αθαρίῳ) [(καὶ)] λογ(οθέτῃ) τ(οῦ) ὀξ(έως) [θ]εο[φ(υλά)]κ(του) δρ(όμου)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: Τσ.|λ . Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ[ῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Thin wreath border.

Ι̣̣.νν
τρ,σπ
λογ̣τ,ο
εο.Κ̣δρ

Ἰω[ά]νν(ῃ) [π]ατρ(ικίῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ(αθαρίῳ) [(καὶ)] λογ(οθέτῃ) τ(οῦ) ὀξ(έως) [θ]εο[φ(υλά)]κ(του) δρ(όμου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1049
Diameter 23.0 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 476.

Translation

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ λογοθέτῃ τοῦ ὀξέως θεοφυλάκτου δρόμου.

Lord/Theotokos, help your servant John patrikios, imperial protospatharios and logothete of the oxys dromos, guarded by God.

Commentary

The reading of the final line is based on a parallel seal (BZS.1958.106.3472), linked below.