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Peter imperial protospatharios and doux of Calabria (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross potent on three steps. Circular inscription along the interior of the border of dots.

κεοηθητ..δουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τ[ῷ σ]ῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Presumably above and visible below, cross between pellets. Border of dots.

.ετρ
σπS
κουκλ
ΙΣ


[Π]έτρῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δοὺξ Καλαβρίας

Obverse

Cross potent on three steps. Circular inscription along the interior of the border of dots.

κεοηθητ..δουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τ[ῷ σ]ῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Presumably above and visible below, cross between pellets. Border of dots.

.ετρ
σπS
κουκλ
ΙΣ


[Π]έτρῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δοὺξ Καλαβρίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3191
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 4.6.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ δοὺξ Καλαβρίας.

Lord, help your servant Peter imperial protospatharios and doux of Calabria.

Commentary

A seal from the same boulloterion is published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 271.

The owner of this seal lived at least a century after the Peter of similar titles/offices in BZS.1951.31.5.1058.