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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4432
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.5b.
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 arkla 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, or archives.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4432
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4432
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

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