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Pothos patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Hellas and of Sicily (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Along the circumference, between two borders of dots, an inscription.

ΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΟΘ
ΠΑΤΡΙΚˊΑ
ΣΠΑΘˊΣΤΡΑ
ΤΗΓˊΕΛΛΑΔˊ
ΣΙΚΕΛΙ

Πόθῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, στρατηγ Ἑλλάδος καὶ Σικελίας

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Along the circumference, between two borders of dots, an inscription.

ΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΟΘ
ΠΑΤΡΙΚˊΑ
ΣΠΑΘˊΣΤΡΑ
ΤΗΓˊΕΛΛΑΔˊ
ΣΙΚΕΛΙ

Πόθῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, στρατηγ Ἑλλάδος καὶ Σικελίας

Accession number BZS.1947.2.92
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.22.
Cf. another specimen (from the same boulloterion?) in Borsari, Amministrazione, 157, no. 9 (Archaeological Museum of Syracuse).