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Symeon protospatharios epi tou koitonos and katepano of Italy (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1905

Previous Editions

DO Seals I, no. 2.5.

Details

Diameter:
24 mm
Condition:
One-third missing.

Obverse

Symeon protospatharios epi tou koitonos and katepano of Italy (eleventh century)

Inscription in four lines; decoration above. Border of dots.


συμε
σπθ,
τκ ν,

Συμε[ὼν (πρωτο)]σπαθ(άριος) [ἐπὶ] τοῦ κ[οιτῶ]ν(ος)

Reverse

Symeon protospatharios epi tou koitonos and katepano of Italy (eleventh century)

Inscription in four lines; final letter between bars.

τε
π
ν 
τ

(καὶ) κατεπάνω [Ἰ]τα[λί]α[ς]

Translation

Συμεὼν πρωτοσπαθάριος ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος καὶ κατεπάνω Ἰταλίας.

Symeon protospatharios epi tou koitonos and katepano of Italy.

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Commentary

There is no mention of a katepano named Symeon in Falkenhausen, Dominazione. But in the Annales Barenses, a katepano named Siriano is mentioned in the year 1061/1062; this could be a mistake for Symeon.

 

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