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Leontios imperial spatharokandidatos and ek prosopou of the Kibyrraiotai (ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2397

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.4.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2668 (without deciphering the name).

Details

Diameter:
28 mm
Condition:
Chipped.

Obverse

Leontios imperial spatharokandidatos and ek prosopou of the Kibyrraiotai (ninth century)

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Leontios imperial spatharokandidatos and ek prosopou of the Kibyrraiotai (ninth century)

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

ΕΝ
.ΙΒ/ΣΠ/
ΝΔ/ΕΚ
.ΟΣ/Τ/Κ
ΥΡΕΟ/

Λεωντίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐκ προσώπου τῶν Κιβυρεοτῶν

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λεωντίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ ἐκ προσώπου τῶν Κιβυρεοτῶν.

Theotokos, help your servant Leontios imperial spatharokandidatos and ek prosopou of the Kibyrraiotai.

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Commentary

We know two more ek prosopou of the Kibyrraiotai, John (early ninth century) and Eustathios (early tenth); both were governors of the province and were considered strategoi without bearing the title: they were a kind of acting strategoi. Cf. the Life of St. Antonios the Younger in Papadopoulos-Kerameus I, 194-200, 202; De Adm. Imp., chap. 50, line 174 ff.

 

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