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Sergios imperial spatharokandidatos and kommerkiarios of Cherson (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps with fleurons rising from base (up to lower transverse arm). Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

κεοηθˊτσδουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σεργ
ισπθ
κνδκο
μερκιρ
χερσον

Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ κομερκιαρίῳ Χερσόνος

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps with fleurons rising from base (up to lower transverse arm). Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

κεοηθˊτσδουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σεργ
ισπθ
κνδκο
μερκιρ
χερσον

Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ κομερκιαρίῳ Χερσόνος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5272
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.7a.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 106 (1).
In Sig., 237, no. 5, is published a parallel specimen with precisely the same division of lines as the DO seal. Cf. Sokolova, Monety, no. 35.