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John protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome and basilikos of Melitene and of the Armenian themes (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5326
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Broken along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 56.2.

Obverse

Bust of a St. George beardless; gestures indistinct. Remains of an inscription on left: |γ|ε-... : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε[ώργιος]. Remains of a circular inscription within a border of dots:

.εRοηθ

[Κύρι]ε βοήθ[ει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


.ω̅α̅σπαθ,
.ριτ,επ,τιπ
.οδρ,R̅μελ.τ
.τωναρμε
.ικωνθ.

[Ἰ]ω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ), [κ]ριτ(ῇ) ἐπ(ὶ) τοῦ Ἱπ[π]οδρ(όμου), β(ασιλικῷ) Μελ[ι]τ(ηνῆς) [(καὶ)] τῶν Ἀρμε[ν]ικῶν θ[εμ(άτων)]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου, βασιλικῷ Μελιτηνῆς καὶ τῶν Ἀρμενικῶν θεμάτων.

Lord, help your servant John, protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome, basilikos of Melitene and of the Armenian themes.

Commentary

For another basilikos of Melitene, see BZS.1951.31.5.821. On the Armenian themes, see the commentary to BZS 1951.31.5.1152.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5326
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Broken along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 56.2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5326
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Broken along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 56.2.