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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.


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

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


Inscription of five or six lines. No visible border.

. /Sτρ

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


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

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


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.