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N., protospatharios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΟΣ|ΔΛ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

.
.σπ
. στρ.
.γτονκ
..υρ..τ

...α. βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγ τον Κιβυρεοτῶν

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΟΣ|ΔΛ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

.
.σπ
. στρ.
.γτονκ
..υρ..τ

...α. βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγ τον Κιβυρεοτῶν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3413
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.29.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2631 (slightly different reading).

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το σῷ δούλῳ ...α. βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τον Κιβυρεοτῶν.

Theotokos, help your servant N. imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

The engraver has incorrectly made the central letter of the invocative monogram a Φ instead of Θ. This seal has uneven lettering of poor craftsmanship.