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Christophoros tourmarches and paraphylax of Amisos (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.283
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 24.5.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

 –
.κ̅ε̅R,θ,
.σδ,
.ριστο
.ορο
 –

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) [Χ]ριστο[φ]όρο

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

 –
του.
.αρχι.
..ραφυ.
αμισ.
 –

του[ρμ]άρχι [(καὶ) πα]ραφύ[λ(ακι)] Ἀμισ[οῦ]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Χριστοφόρο τουρμάρχι καὶ παραφύλακι Ἀμισοῦ.

Lord help your servant Christophoros, tourmarches and paraphylax of Amisos.

Commentary

The paraphylax was the governor of a fortified city (Listes, 343), an office that Christopher combined with that of tourmarches.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.283
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 24.5.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.283
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 24.5.

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