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Sergios imperial spatharokandidatos and strategos of Cherson (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.93
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Hole in center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.21b.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 45 (3) with parallels. Cf. also ibid., no. 46, a similar seal likely from the same individual.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding medallion of Christ and flanked by two crosslets made of dots. No sigla. Circular inscription along border of dots.

ΚΕ.ΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σεργι
σπθρ,
κνδστ.
τιγοχερ
σονσ

Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ στρατιγό Χερσόνας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Σεργίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ στρατιγό Χερσόνας.

Lord, help your servant Sergios imperial spatharokandidatos and strategos of Cherson.

Commentary

The reading has been restored on the basis of BZS.1955.1.2836, a better preserved specimen from the same boulloterion.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.93
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Hole in center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.21b.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 45 (3) with parallels. Cf. also ibid., no. 46, a similar seal likely from the same individual.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.93
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Hole in center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.21b.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 45 (3) with parallels. Cf. also ibid., no. 46, a similar seal likely from the same individual.