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Constantine imperial spatharios and protonotarios of Macedonia (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.101
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.21.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Between two borders of dots, a circular inscription.

ΚΟΗΘΗΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded by row of pellets. Border of dots.

···
ΚΝΣ
ΤΑΝΤΣ
ΑΘ,ΑΝΟΤ,
ΑΡ,Τ,ΜΑΚ
ΕΔΟΝ,

Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῆς Μακεδονίας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῆς Μακεδονίας.

Lord, help your servant Constantine imperial spatharios and protonotarios of Macedonia.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.3488 certainly belonged to the same person: they are from the same period and are nearly identical, although the other is considerably smaller than this. Constantine changed his seal when he was promoted to the immediately higher dignity of spatharios.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.101
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.21.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.101
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.21.