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Michael spatharokandidatos epi tou Chrysotriklinou, asekretis and judge of the Armenian themes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

κ̅εR,θ,
τσδ,
μιχαηλ
σπαθαρ,
καν

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Μιχαὴλ σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

επιτ
σ,τρ,κ,ασ
κριητSκρ.
τ,τναρμ.
νικ,θε
ˊ-

ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρ(υ)σ(ο)τρ(ι)κ(λίνου), ἀσ[η]κρίητ (καὶ) κρ[ι]τ(ῇ) τῶν Ἀρμ[ε]νικ(ῶν) θεμ(άτων)

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

κ̅εR,θ,
τσδ,
μιχαηλ
σπαθαρ,
καν

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Μιχαὴλ σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

επιτ
σ,τρ,κ,ασ
κριητSκρ.
τ,τναρμ.
νικ,θε
ˊ-

ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρ(υ)σ(ο)τρ(ι)κ(λίνου), ἀσ[η]κρίητ (καὶ) κρ[ι]τ(ῇ) τῶν Ἀρμ[ε]νικ(ῶν) θεμ(άτων)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.46
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 56.7.

W. Seibt, "Ἀρμενικὰ θέματα", 134, no. 3.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου, ἀσηκρίητ καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Ἀρμενικῶν θεμάτων.

Lord, help your servant Michael, spatharokandidatos epi tou Chrysotriklinou, asekretis and judge of the Armenian themes.

Commentary

Note the transposition of the final letters in ἀσηκρίτητ (for ἀσηκρίτῃ).