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Eustratios imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2028

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.24.

Details

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

Obverse

Eustratios imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (eleventh century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (of indeterminate type); visible in the lower quarters: .Λ. No visible border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Eustratios imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines. No visible border.

ΡΑΤΙ
ΠΑΘ/ΣΤ
ΤΗΓ/ΠΕΛ
ΠΟ

Εὐστρατίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγ Πελοπονήσου

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐστρατίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Πελοπονήσου.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Eustratios imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos.

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Commentary

Only the lower end of the first discernible letter of the reverse is visible; it must be a Ρ (and not a ΠΜ, or Ν) because of its distance from the following Α, distance needed to accommodate the loop of Ρ. Thus the reading of the name (over, for instance, Ὑπατίῳ) may be considered as secure. Moreover, we know of a second similar seal (from a different boulloterion) which belonged to a certain Eustratios imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (Corinth XII, no. 2694).

 

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