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Christophoros, patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Macedonia (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: .Σ|.Λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Wreath border.

ΧΡΙΣΤ
ΦΟΡΠΤ
ΚΙΒΣΠ
.ΣΤΡΤΜ.
ΚΕΔΟΝ

Χριστοφόρῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Μακεδονίας

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: .Σ|.Λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Wreath border.

ΧΡΙΣΤ
ΦΟΡΠΤ
ΚΙΒΣΠ
.ΣΤΡΤΜ.
ΚΕΔΟΝ

Χριστοφόρῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Μακεδονίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2204
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.25.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1793a.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Μακεδονίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Christophoros patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Macedonia.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.4491 may have belonged to the same person but are clearly from different boulloteria.