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Christophoros imperial protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou, and domestikos of the basilikoi anthropoi (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2633

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Field:
20 mm
Condition:
Cracked along channel; chipped and oxidated.

Obverse

Christophoros imperial protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou, and domestikos of the basilikoi anthropoi (tenth century)

Within a border of dots, a cruciform monogram (variant of type XII) decorated with tendrils. In the quarters: χριστο|φορ.

Κύριε βοήθει Χριστοφόρῳ

Reverse

Christophoros imperial protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou, and domestikos of the basilikoi anthropoi (tenth century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ˊˊσπ
Θˊεπιτχ
ρυστρικˊ
δομ,τ,
ν̅̅ν

βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσωτρικλίνου 

καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν βασιλικῶν ἀνθρώπων

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Χριστοφόρῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσωτρικλίνου καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν βασιλικῶν ἀνθρώπων.

Lord, help Christophoros imperial protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou and domestic of the "imperial men."

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Commentary

The reading of the obverse side of this seal has been restored with reference to the parallels from the same boulloterion, listed below.

 

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