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Leo Hexakionites, spatharokandidatos and judge (?) (or protonotarios?) of Chaldia and of Derzene (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.400
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Rusted and cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 61.4.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+.εR
τσδ
.εοντ/
.παθ,κ
--

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β[οήθει] τῷ σῷ δ[ούλῳ Λ]έοντ(ι) [σ]παθ(αρο)κ(αν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below.

....
αλδ.α
.δερζ.
ν.τεξ.
κ,νιτ,
- -

[(καὶ) κριτῇ (?) Χ]αλδ[ί]α(ς) [(καὶ)] Δερζ[η]ν[ῆς] τῷ Ἑξ[α]κ(ιο)νίτ(ῃ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ κριτῇ Χαλδίας καὶ Δερζηνῆς τῷ Ἑξακιονίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant Leo Hexakionites, spatharokandidatos and judge of Chaldia and Derzene.

Commentary

Probably identical to Leo Hexakionites, protonotarios of the Opsikion and of the Armenian themes (see BZS.1958.106.3892). Instead of κριτῇ one could also restore (πρωτο)νοτ(αρίῳ). There is no way of deciding between the two.

Modern Tercan, Derzene was on the road from Erzincan to Erzerum. The creation of this theme is attested by 948-952 (De Adm. Imp. ch. 53, l. 507; see also Commentary, 209). Cf. Listes, 241 and n. 12, 358. Our seals show that the civil administration of Derzene was often given to officials who exercised a mandate in nearby Chaldia. See also Lihacev, IZIGI, pl. VI, 14.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.400
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Rusted and cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 61.4.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.400
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Rusted and cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 61.4.