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Theophylaktos Dalassenos, protospatharios and strategos (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots below. Border of dots.

ke̅θ̣
.σ.
λ,θεοφ.
λακτ,


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δ[ού]λ(ῳ) Θεοφ[υ]λάκτ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots below. Border of dots.

.σπαθ̣
.στρατι̣
.τα.
.σηνο


[(πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] στρατι[γ(ῷ)] τῷ Δα[λα]σηνο

Obverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots below. Border of dots.

ke̅θ̣
.σ.
λ,θεοφ.
λακτ,


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δ[ού]λ(ῳ) Θεοφ[υ]λάκτ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots below. Border of dots.

.σπαθ̣
.στρατι̣
.τα.
.σηνο


[(πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] στρατι[γ(ῷ)] τῷ Δα[λα]σηνο

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1275
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cheynet, "Les Dalassenoi," no. 4.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφυλάκτῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τῷ Δαλασηνο.

Lord, help your servant Theophylaktos Dalassenos, protospatharios and strategos.

Commentary

The textual and sigillographic evidence for the owner's career during the 1020s and 1030s is laid out by Cheynet in the commentary accompanying his edition of the seal.

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