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Sergios patrikios and strategos (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2106
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos–Veglery, no. 996

Obverse

Inscription of three lines. Above, a cross. Wreath border.

κυριε
οθεος
bοηθη

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, βοήθη

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Above, a cross. Wreath border.


σεργιω
πτρικι
ωστρ
τηγω

Σεργίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ

Translation

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, βοήθη Σεργίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Lord God, help Sergios patrikios and strategos.

Commentary

Eight seals from three boulloteria belonging to Sergios patrikios and strategos are in the collections of Dumbarton Oaks and the Harvard Art Museums.

This group is possibly related to two other series belonging to a Sergios patrikios and strategos. The first has the same reverse inscription, but has a cruciform invocative monogram on the obverse (see, e.g., BZS.1955.1.1148; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2355a). The second uses the same obverse monogram as the first, but has a slightly different layout for the otherwise identical reverse inscription (see, e.g., BZS.1958.106.4745; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2356, incorrectly identified as strategos of Sicily).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2106
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos–Veglery, no. 996

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2106
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos–Veglery, no. 996

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