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Gregory patrikios and strategos (eighth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.925
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos–Veglery, no. 1965c

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τΩ - σω |  - Λω. Wreath border.

Θεότοκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded and followed by a cross decoration and flanked by two palm branches. Wreath border.


γρηγο
ριωπ
τρικι
ωστρ
τηγω

Γρηγορίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ

Translation

Θεότοκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γρηγορίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Gregory patrikios and strategos.

Commentary

Twenty-five seals belonging to Gregory patrikios and strategos are in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection. At least seven boulloteria were used, with the following distinguishing features: presence or absence of palm branches flanking reverse inscription; order of inscription in quarters of monogram (τῷ σῷ δούλῳ and τῷ δούλῳ σοῦ); decoration on reverse (plain cross and cross with tendrils); letter forms (especially omegas); and line breaks. With these exceptions, the inscriptions on each type are otherwise identical, and so must be attributed to the same individual.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.925
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos–Veglery, no. 1965c

Accession number BZS.1955.1.925
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos–Veglery, no. 1965c

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.925
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos–Veglery, no. 1965c