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N., imperial spatharios and tourmarches of the Kibyrraiotai (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.858
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.33.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2523.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII); in the quarters: .Σ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.


ιβ/σπα
ρμ/τ/
κιβυρ/ 

....ίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) τουρμάρχῃ τῶν Κιβυρραιωτῶν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ....ίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ τουρμάρχῃ τῶν Κιβυρραιωτῶν.

Lord, help your servant N., imperial spatharios and tourmarches of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

Zacos-Veglery read the name as Θεόφιλος. The only surviving letter of the name on line 1 is uncertain; it might be a sigma, an epsilon, or a theta. On the contrary, the first letter of line 2, shows a vertical line and is a Ι, or, possibly, the right vertical bar of a Π. So the reading Theophilos must therefore be excluded, but many others remain possible: Σέργιος (rather short), Εὐστάθιος, Εὐστράτιος, or Σταυράκιος (rather long).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.858
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.33.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2523.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.858
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.33.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2523.

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