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...tes imperial mandator and domestikos of the Boukellarioi (eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1993

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.5.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2601.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die. Corroded.

Obverse

...tes imperial mandator and domestikos of the Boukellarioi (eighth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (probably type VIII); in the quarters: ...|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Reverse

...tes imperial mandator and domestikos of the Boukellarioi (eighth century)

Inscription of at least five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΤΗΒ/ΜΑ
ΝΑΤ/S
ΟΜΕΣΤ/Τ
ΒΚΕ

....τῃ βασιλικῷ μανδάτωρι καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν Βουκελλαρίων.

Translation

Κύριε Βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ....τῃ βασιλικῷ μανδάτωρι καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν Βουκελλαρίων.

Lord, help your servant ...tes, imperial mandator and domestikos of the Boukellarioi.

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Commentary

The omission of the final ν of τῶν, and the fact that no abbreviation sign appears there, may be due to euphonic reasons. The owner's first name could be Ἀσώτης (Ashot) or Παγκράτης (Bagrat); it sounds like a name of Armenian origin. One could also propose [Λέον]τη with a spelling mistake. The seal of another domestikos of the Boukellarioi, of the first half of the eighth century, is published by Zacos-Veglery, no. 1656. See the remarks of Winkelmann, Ämterstruktur, 99, and Haldon, Praetorians, 495, n. 558.

 

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