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Eustathios protospatharios, asekretis, imperial notarios and judge of the Peloponnesos and Hellas (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2432

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.22b.

Details

Diameter:
24 mm

Obverse

Eustathios protospatharios, asekretis, imperial notarios and judge of the Peloponnesos and Hellas (tenth/eleventh century)

Bust of the Virgin with hands held palm outward before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘ,ΕΥΣΤΑΘΑΣΠΑΘ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Εὐσταθίῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ

Reverse

Eustathios protospatharios, asekretis, imperial notarios and judge of the Peloponnesos and Hellas (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΑΣΗ
ΚΡΗΤ,ΝΟ
ΤΑΡ,ΚΡΗΤ
ΠΟΛΟΠΟΝ
ΕΛΑΔ,

ἀσηκρῆτις, βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ καὶ κρητ Πολοποννήσου καὶ Ἑλάδος

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Εὐσταθίῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, ἀσηκρῆτις, βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ καὶ κρητῇ Πολοποννηήσου καὶ Ἑλάδος.

Mother of God, help Eustathios protospatharios, asekretis, imperial notarios, and judge of the Peloponnesos and Hellas.

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Commentary

Line 4 (rev.): for the form Πολοπόννησος, see DO Seals 2, § 22 below. The same oddity occurs on BZS.1955.1.1970 as well, leading us to believe that we are dealing with one and the same person.

 

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