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Akroulios (?) imperial spatharios and droungarios of Aigaion Pelagos (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5075
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank irregular, broken on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.5.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|.Λ. No border visible.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription. No border visible.

..ΚΡ
ΛΙΒ /ΣΠΘ.
ΔΡΓΓΡ.
ΤΙΓΕΠ.
..Γ

κρουλίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δρουγγαρί τοῦ Αἰγέου Πελάγους

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀκρουλίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δρουγγαρίῳ τοῦ Αἰγέου Πελάγους.

Mother of God, help your servant Akroulios imperial spatharios and droungarios of Aigaion Pelagos.

Commentary

The owner's name should probably be read as κρούλιος, a variant form of Ἀκρόλιος. The latter is attested on two ninth-century seals (Zacos-Veglery, no. 3072); Corinth XII, no. 2690.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5075
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank irregular, broken on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.5.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5075
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank irregular, broken on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.5.

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