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Germanos imperial spatharios and chartoularios of the archives of the Anatolikoi (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3596
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.5a.
Cf. Laurent, Orghidan, no. 195.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X on both crossings) on four steps; on either side fleurons rising up to the first arm. Along a border of dots, circular inscription, beginning at 7 o'clock.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+ΓΕΡΜ
ˊΣΠΑΘ
ΧΑΡΤΟΥΛ
ΑΡΚΤΟΑ
ΝΑΤΟΛ

Γερμανῷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ ἄρκλας τον Ἀνατολικῶν

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γερμανῷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ ἄρκλας τον Ἀνατολικῶν.

Mother of God, help your servant Germanos imperial spatharios and chartoularios of the archive of the Anatolikoi.

Commentary

Germanos will have been a subordinate official of the logothete of the genikon, charged with maintenance of the cadaster (Listes, 313); in order to avoid confusion with the chartoularioi of the stratiotikon (as were most of the provincial chartoularioi), he specifies on his seal that he is a chartoularios of the arkla.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3596
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.5a.
Cf. Laurent, Orghidan, no. 195.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3596
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.5a.
Cf. Laurent, Orghidan, no. 195.