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Balantios imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.52
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.9

A similar seal is published in the Athena Collection: Sig., 278-79, no. 5; Konstantopoulos, no. 151. The Athens and Dumbarton Oaks seals appear to come from the same boulloterion.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing and holding a book. Vertical inscription on either side: .|α|γ,-ν|η|κ|λ, : [Ὁ] ἅγ(ιος) Νηκ(ό)λ(αος). Remains of a circular inscription within a border of dots:

............δουλ

[Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

Rλ.
ιR,ˋσπ
Sστρτ
ι.κπδ
.κισ

Bαλα[ντ]ίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ[α]θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατι[γ(ῷ)] Καπαδ[ο]κίας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Bαλαντίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Καπαδοκίας.

Lord, help your servant Balantios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia.

Commentary



Accession number BZS.1947.2.52
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.9

A similar seal is published in the Athena Collection: Sig., 278-79, no. 5; Konstantopoulos, no. 151. The Athens and Dumbarton Oaks seals appear to come from the same boulloterion.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.52
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.9

A similar seal is published in the Athena Collection: Sig., 278-79, no. 5; Konstantopoulos, no. 151. The Athens and Dumbarton Oaks seals appear to come from the same boulloterion.

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