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Theophylaktos (?) imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and epi ton barbaron (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1065 (formerly Fogg 1065)
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Byzantine Lead Seals, no. 43a (only the obverse is illustrated, and it is dated to the eleventh century).

Obverse

In center, elephant. Circular inscription, beginning at 12 o'clock, between two borders of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

[θε]οφυλάκ(τῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικ(λίνου) (καὶ) ἐπὶ τ(ῶν) βαρβάρ(ων).

Translation

... βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ θεοφυλάκτῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν βαρβάρων.

... help your servant Theophylaktos imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and epi ton barbaron.

Commentary

It is difficult to resolve the seal owner's name, on the first and second lines of the reverse inscription. The final letter, before R, seems to be K. There are two letters that precede that on the second line. On the first, the final letter is an V; preceding that, the bottom parts of two letters are visible: possibly an O followed by a Φ. Although it remains tenuous, we would suggest that this seal belongs to a Theophylaktos.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1065 (formerly Fogg 1065)
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Byzantine Lead Seals, no. 43a (only the obverse is illustrated, and it is dated to the eleventh century).

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1065 (formerly Fogg 1065)
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Byzantine Lead Seals, no. 43a (only the obverse is illustrated, and it is dated to the eleventh century).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1065 (formerly Fogg 1065)
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Byzantine Lead Seals, no. 43a (only the obverse is illustrated, and it is dated to the eleventh century).

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