You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Phokas (proto?)spatharios and droungarios of Aigaion Pelagos (ninth century)

Phokas (proto?)spatharios and droungarios of Aigaion Pelagos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΦΚ
.ˊΣΠˊSΔΡΓ
ΓˊΤΕΓΕΟΥ
ΠΕΛΓ/

Φωκᾷ (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δρουγγαρίῳ τοῦ Ἐγέου Πελάγους

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΦΚ
.ˊΣΠˊSΔΡΓ
ΓˊΤΕΓΕΟΥ
ΠΕΛΓ/

Φωκᾷ (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δρουγγαρίῳ τοῦ Ἐγέου Πελάγους

Accession number BZS.1947.2.85
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.9.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Φωκᾷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ δρουγγαρίῳ τοῦ Ἐγέου Πελάγους.

Theotokos, help your servant Phokas protospatharios and droungarios of Aigaion Pelagos.

Commentary

The first letter of line 2 is not clear. It could as well be read as a Β, in which case one should read basilikos spatharios.