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Constantine spatharokoubikoularios and logariastes τῶν Ἐλευθερίου (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1761

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 24.4.

Details

Diameter:
31 mm
Field:
22 mm

Obverse

Constantine spatharokoubikoularios and logariastes τῶν Ἐλευθερίου (eleventh century)

The Mother of God standing as in prayer (on a dais?). Sigla faintly visible to left and right: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Constantine spatharokoubikoularios and logariastes τῶν Ἐλευθερίου (eleventh century)

Inscription of six lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΘΚ...Η.
Κ.ΣΠΘ
Κ.ΚSΛΟ
ΓΡΙΣΤ
.ΝΕΛΕΥ
ΘΕΡΙ.


Θ(εοτό)κ[ε βο]ή[θ(ει)] Κω[ν(σταντίνῳ)] σπαθ(αρο)κουβ[ι]κ(ουλαρίῳ) (καὶ) λογαριαστ(ῇ) [τ]ῶν Ἐλευθερί[ου]

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ σπαθαροκουβικουλαρίῳ καὶ λογαριαστῇ τῶν Ἐλευθερίου.

Mother of God, help Constantine spatharokoubikoularios and logariastes ton Eleutheriou.

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Commentary

In the eleventh century oversight of financial affairs in various sekreta came to be exercised by officials called logariastai (comptrollers), who are first attested in 1012 (Oikonomides, Évolution, 140; ODB 3: 1244–45).

 

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