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Christopher (?) imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and grand kourator of the house of the Mangana (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1620

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 25.9.

Details

Diameter:
30 mm
Field:
25 mm
Condition:
Half missing.

Obverse

Christopher (?) imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and grand kourator of the house of the Mangana (tenth century)

Cross potent on three steps with vine tendrils arising from the base up to the cross bar. Remains of a circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΚΥΡΗΕΟΗ

Κύρηε βοή[θει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Christopher (?) imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and grand kourator of the house of the Mangana (tenth century)

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΙΣ
ΣΠ
ΧΡΥΣΟ
ΜΕΓ,Κ
ΙΚΟΥ
ΓΝˊ

[Χρ]ισ[τοφόρ(ῳ)? β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ) ἐπὶ τ(οῦ)] Χρυσο[τρικλ(ίνου) (καὶ)] μεγ(άλῳ) κου[ράτ(ωρι) τ(οῦ) ο]ἴκου [τ(ῶν) Μαγ]γάν(ων)

Translation

Κύρηε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρῳ? βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ μεγάλῳ κουράτωρι τοῦ οἴκου τῶν Μαγγάνων.

Lord, help your servant Christopher (?) imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and grand kourator of the Mangana.

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Commentary

The name Christopher is suggested by the editors of DO Seals 5, based on the final letters of the first line on the reverse: IC. The style of the cross on the obverse suggests a dating to about mid- to late-tenth century, although a broader period is retained in this entry.

 

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