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Andrew (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily (ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.825

Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1850 (misread); DO Seals 1, 5.7.

Details

Diameter:
34 mm

Obverse

Andrew (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily (ninth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the angles: .σ.|δλ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Andrew (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily (ninth century)

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

..δρε
π.τρικβ
σπSσρ.
τηγσικ
ελισ

[Ἀν]δρέ[ᾳ?] π[α]τρικ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ(αθαρίῳ) (καὶ) σ<τ>ρ[α]τηγῷ Σικελίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνδρέᾳ (?) πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Andrew (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily.

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Commentary

Amari I, 338, note 1, speaks of a seal that belonged to a certain "Andrea consolare e stratego" (of Sicily?). 

 

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