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Constantine imperial strator and protonotarios of Macedonia (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3488
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.20.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Circular inscription between two borders of dots, followed by a star-shaped decoration.

ΚΟΗΘΗΤΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by row of pellets. Border of dots.

···
ΚΝΣΤ
ΑΝΤΣΤΡ
ΑΤΑΝΟΤ
Τ,ΜΑΚΕΔ
···

Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ στράτορι καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῆς Μακεδονίας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ στράτορι καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῆς Μακεδονίας.

Lord, help your servant Constantine imperial strator and protonotarios of Macedonia.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1947.2.101 certainly belonged to the same person: they are from the same period and are nearly identical, although the other is considerably larger than this. Constantine changed his seal when he was promoted to the immediately higher dignity of spatharios.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3488
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.20.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3488
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.20.