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Katakalon Gabras imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cephalonia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3150
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 1.14.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+ΚΕ
.ΟΗΘΕΙΤ,
.ΔΟΥΛ,
.ΑΤΑΚΑ
ΛΟ

Κύριε βοήθει τ σῷ δούλ Κατακαλο

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

.ΑΣ.Λ.
ΣΠΑΘΣ
ΤΡΑΤ,ΦΑ
ΛΙΝ,ΟΓ.

βασιλικῷ (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Κεφαλινίας ὁ Γαβρᾶς

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κατακαλο βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Κεφαλινίας ὁ Γαβρᾶς.

Lord, help your servant Katakalon Gabras, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cephalonia.

Commentary

The reading of the family name is not secure; other sound possibilities include Γλαβς or Γρίβας. We know that the Gabras family is attested in the second half of the tenth century (A. Bryer, "A Byzantine Family: The Gabrades, c. 979-c. 1653," University of Birmingham Historical Journal 12 [1970] 164-187 and additions in ByzSl 36 [1975] 38-45, now in A. Bryer, The Empire of Trebizond and the Pontos [London, 1980], IIIa and IIIb).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3150
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 1.14.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3150
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 1.14.

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