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Sergios patrikios and strategos (eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1157

Previous Editions

Zacos–Veglery, no. 996b

Details

Diameter:
25 mm

Obverse

Sergios patrikios and strategos (eighth century)

Inscription of three lines. Above (?) and below, a cross. Wreath border.


κυριε
οθεος
bοηθη

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, βοήθη

Reverse

Sergios patrikios and strategos (eighth century)

Inscription of four lines. Above and below, a cross. Wreath border.


σεργιω
πτρικι
ωστρ
τηγω

Σεργίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ

Translation

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, βοήθη Σεργίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Lord God, help Sergios patrikios and strategos.

Audio

Commentary

Eight seals from three boulloteria belonging to Sergios patrikios and strategos are in the collections of Dumbarton Oaks and the Harvard Art Museums.

This group is possibly related to two other series belonging to a Sergios patrikios and strategos. The first has the same reverse inscription, but has a cruciform invocative monogram on the obverse (see, e.g., BZS.1955.1.1148; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2355a). The second uses the same obverse monogram as the first, but has a slightly different layout for the otherwise identical reverse inscription (see, e.g., BZS.1958.106.4745; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2356, incorrectly identified as strategos of Sicily).

 
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