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Constantine imperial protospatharios and strategos of Paphlagonia (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Circular inscription within a border of dots:

κεRοηθτσδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by a row of pellets. Border of dots.

κ.νστ
ντRσπ
θSστρτ
πφλγ

Κ[ω]νσταντ(ίνῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ) Παφλαγ(ονίας)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Circular inscription within a border of dots:

κεRοηθτσδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by a row of pellets. Border of dots.

κ.νστ
ντRσπ
θSστρτ
πφλγ

Κ[ω]νσταντ(ίνῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ) Παφλαγ(ονίας)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1824
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.31b.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Παφλαγονίας.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Paphlagonia.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1955.1.1402 come from the same boulloterion, and their readings have been combined.