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Basil imperial protospatharios and doux of Calabria (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.50
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 4.1.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters, inscription: Τσ|δλ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

βσι
λειβσ
πθSδκ
..λβ

Βασιλείῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δουκ(ὶ) [Κα]λαβ[ρίας]

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ δουκὶ Καλαβρίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Basil imperial protospatharios and doux of Calabria.

Commentary

A similar seal, but seemingly from a different boulloterion, is published in Sig., 221, no. 6 (=Konstantopoulos, no. 116). Schlumberger (Sig., 220) also republishes two other speciemens with the same name and titles from an article by Salinas, but both appear to be unrelated to the bouloterion used to strike this seal.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.50
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 4.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.50
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 4.1.

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