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Constantine imperial protospatharios and strategos of Thessalonica (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps with small fleurons. Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤ.ΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθη τ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ΚΝΣ
ΤΑΝΤΑΣΠ
ΑΣΤΡΑΤΗΓ
ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟ
ΝΙΚΗΣ
······

Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Θεσσαλονίκης

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps with small fleurons. Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤ.ΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθη τ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ΚΝΣ
ΤΑΝΤΑΣΠ
ΑΣΤΡΑΤΗΓ
ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟ
ΝΙΚΗΣ
······

Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Θεσσαλονίκης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3756
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.64.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Θεσσαλονίκης.

Lord, help your servant Constantine imperial protospatharios and strategos of Thessalonica.

Commentary

Zacos, Seals II, no. 123, published a similar seal, with similar decorations, struck in the name of a Constantine imperial protospatharios and strategos of Thessalonica. The specimen is from a different boulloterion but may well have belonged to the same person.