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....atios patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Boukellarioi (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1466
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.35.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2610.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: .ω-σ.|δω. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

.....
τιω
πτρι/β//
σπθ/Sστ
ρτ/των
βκελ

[Συμβ- or Τατζ]ατίῳ(?) πατρι(κίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ) τῶν Βουκελ(λαρίων)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Συμβ- or Τατζατίῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Βουκελλαρίων.

Mother of God, help your servant Symbatios/Tatzatios, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Boukellarioi.

Commentary

In Zacos-Veglery, the first line is read [σ]α[φ?]ιω; the letter Τ, however, is quite certain. Thus the name, which could be Armenian, could be restored as Συμβατίῳ, (which is easy, although no such strategos of the Boukellarioi is attested in the eighth century), or as Τατζατίῳ, because a strategos of the Boukellarioi named Tatzates is attested in 778 (Theophanes, 451). It could also be read as [Εὐστρ]ατίῳ, but this requires more space than is available.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1466
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.35.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2610.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1466
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.35.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2610.

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