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Leo imperial protospatharios and protasekretis (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Remains of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

Η̣τσΔουλ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ]η τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots below. Border of dots.

λεον
ησ
θρ,
σηκ.

Λέον[τ]η β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σ[πα]θαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) [(πρωτ)α]σηκ[ρή(τῃ)]

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Remains of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

Η̣τσΔουλ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ]η τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots below. Border of dots.

λεον
ησ
θρ,
σηκ.

Λέον[τ]η β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σ[πα]θαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) [(πρωτ)α]σηκ[ρή(τῃ)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.945
Diameter 23.0 mm
Condition Broken; half preserved.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντη βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτασηκρήτῃ

Commentary

See also the seal from a different boulloterion but likely issued by the same owner: BZS 1958.106.2092.