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John imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes of Pamphlagonia (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5462
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.19a.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ before her. Circular inscription within a border of dots:

κεRοηθειτσδουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ιαν,
RσπαθS
κομηττ
κορτπαμ
φλαγ

Ἰωάν(νῃ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κόμητ(ι) τ(ῆς) κόρτ(ης) Παμφλαγ(ονίας)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κόμητι τῆς κόρτης Παμφλαγονίας.

Lord, help your servant John, imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes of Pamphlagonia.

Commentary

This seal and the less well preserved BZS.1947.2.195 come from the same boulloterion. Their readings are combined.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5462
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.19a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5462
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.19a.