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N., imperial kandidatos and archon of Mesembria (eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2055

Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 77.2.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2577.

Details

Diameter:
28 mm
Condition:
Lead too small for matrix.

Obverse

N., imperial kandidatos and archon of Mesembria (eighth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the lower quarters: ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

N., imperial kandidatos and archon of Mesembria (eighth century)

Inscription of at least five lines. Wreath border.

Β/ΚΑΝ.
ΗΔ/ΑΡΧ
ΟΝ/ΜΕΣΕ
ΜΒΡΙ/

.... βασιλικῷ κανδηδάτῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι Μεσεμβρίας

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ .... βασιλικῷ κανδηδάτῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι Μεσεμβρίας.

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant N., imperial kandidatos and archon of Mesembria.

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Commentary

The first letter in the first line of the reverse has been read as a beta with an abbreviation mark (for basilikos), but it may just as well be an omega, in which case the reading would appear to be [spathar]okandidatos.

 

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