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Pakourianos Arsakides, protokouropalates (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

τασ
γραασ
σραγι
νακ
ροπαλ

τὰς γραφὰς σφραγίζων (πρωτο)κουροπαλ(άτου)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Π.κ
ριαντ
αρσακι
ο̣υσ

Π[α]κουριάνου τοῦ Ἀρσακίδους

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

τασ
γραασ
σραγι
νακ
ροπαλ

τὰς γραφὰς σφραγίζων (πρωτο)κουροπαλ(άτου)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Π.κ
ριαντ
αρσακι
ο̣υσ

Π[α]κουριάνου τοῦ Ἀρσακίδους

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3074
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Condition Smudged on reverse.

Translation

τὰς γραφὰς σφραγίζων πρωτοκουροπαλάτου Πακουριάνου τοῦ Ἀρσακίδους.

Sealing the letters of the protokouropalates Pakourianos Arsakides.

Commentary

This seal and its owner were noted by J.-C. Cheynet, “Les Arméniens de l’empire en orient de Constantin X à Alexis Comnène (1059-1081),” in: L’Arménie et Byzance. Paris : Centre de recherches d'histoire et de civilisation byzantines, 1996, 67-78, p. 73.