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Euthymios (?) protospatharios, kourator of the Mangana (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Very faint half-length depiction of the Mother of God. Siglum at right: Θ̅Υ: [Μή(τη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Remains of circular inscription at right: Δ. No visible border.

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ] δ[ούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five (?) lines. No visible border.

.ΕΥΘ.
ΑΣΠΑΘ,Κ
ΡΑΤΡ,Τ
ΜΑΓΓΑΝ
..

Εὐθ(υ)[μ(ίῳ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ), κ[ου]ράτωρ(ι) τῶ(ν) Μαγγάν(ων) or Μαγγάν[ων]

Obverse

Very faint half-length depiction of the Mother of God. Siglum at right: Θ̅Υ: [Μή(τη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Remains of circular inscription at right: Δ. No visible border.

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ] δ[ούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five (?) lines. No visible border.

.ΕΥΘ.
ΑΣΠΑΘ,Κ
ΡΑΤΡ,Τ
ΜΑΓΓΑΝ
..

Εὐθ(υ)[μ(ίῳ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ), κ[ου]ράτωρ(ι) τῶ(ν) Μαγγάν(ων) or Μαγγάν[ων]

Accession number BZS.1947.2.21 (formerly DO 47.2.21)
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 25.3.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐθυμίῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, κουράτωρι τῶν Μαγγάνων.

Mother of God, help your servant Euthymios protospatharios, kourator of the Mangana.

Commentary

The third letter of the owner's name is quite unclear, although theta seems the most likely reading. His name might have been Eumathios or Eustratios.

The final line contains the remains of two other letters, which might be traces of an earlier use.