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Anastasios imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon (in charge of the Phylax?) (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.3201

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 27.4.

Details

Diameter:
27 mm

Obverse

Anastasios imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon (in charge of the Phylax?) (tenth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters leafy decoration and inscription: ΤΣ|Λ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Anastasios imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon (in charge of the Phylax?) (tenth century)

Inscription of five lines, preceded and followed by leafy decoration. Border of dots.

ΑΝΑΣΤΑ
..ˊΑˊΣΠΑ
..ΕΠΙΤ,ΟΙ
.ΙΑΚΟΤ
ΦΥΛ

Ἀναστα[σί]ῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ)] ἐπὶ τ(ῶν) οἰ[κ]ιακ(ῶν) ὁ τοῦ Φύλ(ακος)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀναστασίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν οἰκιακῶν ὁ τοῦ Φύλακος.

Mother of God, help your servant Anastasios imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon (in charge of the Phylax?).

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Commentary

The phrase Ὁ τοῦ Φύλακος may signify that Anastasios was in charge of the Phylax or it may designate a family name. W. Seibt (BZ 100 [2007]: 234) prefers the latter interpretation.

 

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