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Theophanes imperial protospatharios and anagrapheus of the Armeniakoi (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at crossbars) on three steps with fleurons rising to the upper bar. Remains of a circular inscription within a border of dots:

κε.....τσ....

Κ(ύρι)ε [βοήθει] τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

θεοα
νR΄α΄σπαθ
.αναγρ.
τοναρ
μενια

θεοφάν(ει) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] ἀναγρ[α]φ(εῖ) τον Ἀρμενια(κῶν)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at crossbars) on three steps with fleurons rising to the upper bar. Remains of a circular inscription within a border of dots:

κε.....τσ....

Κ(ύρι)ε [βοήθει] τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

θεοα
νR΄α΄σπαθ
.αναγρ.
τοναρ
μενια

θεοφάν(ει) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] ἀναγρ[α]φ(εῖ) τον Ἀρμενια(κῶν)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1441
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.5.

Another very similar seal (but not from the same boulloterion) is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 325.