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Isaias imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|Λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible borders.

ΗΣΑΙΑ
ΒΑΣΠΑΘΑ
.ΙΣΤΡΑ
ΤΙΓΠΕ.
ΠΟΝΗ

Ἠσαΐᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγ Πελοπονήσου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|Λ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible borders.

ΗΣΑΙΑ
ΒΑΣΠΑΘΑ
.ΙΣΤΡΑ
ΤΙΓΠΕ.
ΠΟΝΗ

Ἠσαΐᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγ Πελοπονήσου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.132
Diameter 35.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.26a.
Cf. similar seal from a different boulloterion, published by Mordtmann, RA 1877/1, 294 (=Sig., 179, note 5, no. 1; cf. Bon, Péloponnèse, 187, no. 6); another one (?) is preserved in the Hermitage Collection (M-623): I. Sokolova, in VizVrem 42 (1981) table III.