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Andrew (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the angles: .σ.|δλ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

..δρε
π.τρικβ
σπSσρ.
τηγσικ
ελισ

[Ἀν]δρέ[ᾳ?] π[α]τρικ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ(αθαρίῳ) (καὶ) σ<τ>ρ[α]τηγῷ Σικελίας

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the angles: .σ.|δλ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

..δρε
π.τρικβ
σπSσρ.
τηγσικ
ελισ

[Ἀν]δρέ[ᾳ?] π[α]τρικ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ(αθαρίῳ) (καὶ) σ<τ>ρ[α]τηγῷ Σικελίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.825
Diameter 34.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1850 (misread); DO Seals 1, 5.7.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνδρέᾳ (?) πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Andrew (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily.

Commentary

Amari I, 338, note 1, speaks of a seal that belonged to a certain "Andrea consolare e stratego" (of Sicily?).