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Leontios imperial protospatharios and strategos of Chaldia (?) (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.61
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 32.42.

Listed in Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 316.

Obverse

Cross potent on three steps standing on a ball. Remains of a circular inscription with concentric circles of dots:

κεR

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

+λε
τιR,
.σπθρ
.Sστρ
..γοχλ
...

Λε[ο]ντίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) [(πρωτο)]σπαθαρ[ί]ῳ (καὶ) στρα[τη]γο Χαλ[δίας]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λεοντίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγο Χαλδίας.

Lord, help your servant Leontios, protospatharios and strategos of Chaldia.

Commentary

The engraving is of poor quality. The reading of the toponym is uncertain. The last two lines of the reverse could just as easily be read as Χα[ρσια(νοῦ)]. We placed it here because it seems to use that after the last Α there is an oblique line, which can be the letter Λ for Χαλδίας but not the letter Ρ for Χαρσιανοῦ.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.61
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 32.42.

Listed in Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 316.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.61
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 32.42.

Listed in Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 316.

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