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Eustathios imperial spatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1891

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.7.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1898, cf. Seibt, in ByzSl 36 [1975] 211.

Details

Diameter:
28 mm

Obverse

Eustathios imperial spatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Eustathios imperial spatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

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

ΕΥΣΤΑΘ.
ΣΠΑΘΔΟ
ΜΕΣΤΙΚΤΝΟ
ΠΤΗΜΑΤ

Εὐσταθ[ί]ῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δομεστίκ(ῳ) τ(ῶ)ν Ὀπτημάτ(ων)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐσταθίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν Ὀπτημάτων.

Mother of God, help your servant Eustathios, imperial spatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi.

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Commentary

One is left with the impression that the obverse was engraved at a considerably earlier date than the reverse.

 

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