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Leo imperial protospatharios and ek prosopou of Aigaion Pelagos (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2474

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.11.

Details

Diameter:
21 mm

Obverse

Leo imperial protospatharios and ek prosopou of Aigaion Pelagos (tenth century)

Patriarchal cross on three steps with fleurons (up to first arm). Along the border of dots, inscription.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Leo imperial protospatharios and ek prosopou of Aigaion Pelagos (tenth century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΛΕΟΝ.
ˊˊΣΠΘˊ.
Ρ,ˊΕΚΠΡΟ.
Π,Τ,ΕΓΙ.
ΠΕΛΓ

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐκ προσώπου τοῦ Ἐγίου Πελάγους

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐκ προσώπου τοῦ Ἐγίου Πελάγους.

Lord, help your servant Leo imperial protospatharios and ek prosopou of Aigaion Pelagos.

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Commentary

The form Ἐγίου is not unique, cf. DO Seals 2, no. 40.7. The ninth-century seal of Nicholas ek prosopou (without mention of the province) was discovered in the neighborhood of Methymna (SBS2 [1990] 167). This could well be an ek prosopou of the Aigaion Pelagos, like the owner of the present seal.

 

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