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Theophanes imperial kommerkiarios and abydikos of Thessalonica (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.172
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Dented; two suspension holes in field.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.9b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2503b. They also published a third specimen (no. 2503a), while a similar seal is published by Mordtmann, Ἑλλ. Φιλολ. Συλλ. 17 (1886), Suppl., 146, no. 10.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

ΘΕΟ
ΦΝΗΒ/ΚΟ
ΜΕΡΚ/ΒΥ
ΔΙΚ/ΘΕΣ
ΛΟΝΙΚ

Θεοφάνῃ βασιλικῷ κομερκιαρίῳ καὶ ἀβυδικ Θεσαλονίκης

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφάνῃ βασιλικῷ κομερκιαρίῳ καὶ ἀβυδικῷ Θεσαλονίκης.

Theotokos, help your servant Theophanes imperial kommerkiarios and abydikos of Thessalonica.

Commentary

This seal closely parallels BZS 1951.31.5.261 but comes from a different boulloterion.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.172
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Dented; two suspension holes in field.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.9b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2503b. They also published a third specimen (no. 2503a), while a similar seal is published by Mordtmann, Ἑλλ. Φιλολ. Συλλ. 17 (1886), Suppl., 146, no. 10.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.172
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Dented; two suspension holes in field.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.9b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2503b. They also published a third specimen (no. 2503a), while a similar seal is published by Mordtmann, Ἑλλ. Φιλολ. Συλλ. 17 (1886), Suppl., 146, no. 10.