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N., .... and tourmarches of the Thrakesioi (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1539
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Lead too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.60.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2644.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram of indeterminate type; in the quarters: τ|δ. No visible border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ [σῷ] δούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five or six lines. No visible border.

..σ
. /Sτρ
αρχητ
θρακι
σιν

[...........] (καὶ) τουρ[μ]άρχῃ τῶ[ν] Θρᾳκισίων.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ........... καὶ τουρμάρχῃ τῶν Θρᾳκισίων.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant ..., ... and tourmarches of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

Before the σ in the first line of the reverse, as well as before the abbreviation mark at the beginning of the second line, we see the remnants of a letter with two slanting sides (Α, Δ, Λ). The possibilities for the honorific title expected at this position are too numerous (from protospatharios to silentiarios) to propose any restoration here.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1539
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Lead too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.60.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2644.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1539
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Lead too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.60.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2644.

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