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Stephanos (or Damianos ?) hypatos and archon of Amastris (or Amaseia?) (ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1729

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 78.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2591.

Details

Diameter:
19 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Stephanos (or Damianos ?) hypatos and archon of Amastris (or Amaseia?) (ninth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: ..-σ|δ-λ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Stephanos (or Damianos ?) hypatos and archon of Amastris (or Amaseia?) (ninth century)

Inscription of at least three lines. No border visible.

νυπ
.ρχ
μσ

Στεφάνῳ or Δαμιανῳ ὑπάτκαὶ ἄρχοντι Ἀμάστριδος or Ἀμασείας

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ or Δαμιανῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι Ἀμάστριδος or Ἀμασείας

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant Stephanos/Damianos, hypatos and archon of Amastris/Amaseia.

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Commentary

Both restitutions are equally possible for the first name and for the place-name. Zacos and Veglery propose only Stephanos and Amaseia.

 

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