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Niketas imperial strator and protonotarios of Thessalonica (ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2561

Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.59b.

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Field:
26 mm
Condition:
Rusted.

Obverse

Niketas imperial strator and protonotarios of Thessalonica (ninth century)

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Niketas imperial strator and protonotarios of Thessalonica (ninth century)

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΝΙΚΗ
ΤΒ/ΣΤΡ
Τ//ΝΟΤ/
ΘΕΣΣ/

Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ στράτωρι καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ στράτωρι καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης.

Theotokos, help your servant Niketas imperial strator and protonotarios of Thessalonica.

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Commentary

From the same boulloterion as DO Seals 1, no. 18.59a. The form of the letter Β (rev.) allows us to date this specimen to the first half of the century (and not to the second half, as Zacos-Veglery proposed).

 

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