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John protospatharios, augoustalios and chartoularios of the archives of the Armeniakoi (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2353

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.7.

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Condition:
Struck off center.

Obverse

John protospatharios, augoustalios and chartoularios of the archives of the Armeniakoi (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines, preceded by an ornament. Border of dots.

 –
+θκεR.
ηθειι̅̅
.

σπθρ,
υγστ
-λι-

Θ(εοτό)κε β[ο]ήθει Ἰω(άννῃ) [(πρωτο)]σπαθαρ(ί)ῳ, αὐγουσταλίῳ

Reverse

John protospatharios, augoustalios and chartoularios of the archives of the Armeniakoi (eleventh century)

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

...
λ
ιτησ
ρκλσ
τνρμ,
νικ,

[(καὶ) χαρ]τουλα[ρ]ίῳ τῆς ἄρκλας τῶν Ἀρμ(ε)νιακ(ῶν)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, αὐγουσταλίῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τῆς ἄρκλας τῶν Ἀρμενιακῶν.

Mother of God, help John, protospatharios, augoustalios, and chartoularios of the archives of the Armeniakoi.

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Commentary

This specimen is among the rare attestation of the augoustalios, whose exact role remains unclear (cf. Listes, 309; see also the seal of Paul, protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome, and augoustalios, in Zacos, Seals II, no. 1033). On the chartoularios of the archives (τῆς ἄρκλας), see BZS.1951.31.5.1892.

 

 

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