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Nicholas patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Longobardia (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1609
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Contributions, 308; DO Seals 1, no. 3.2.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps with fleurons (up to and slightly above the first arm). One crosslet of pellets in each upper quarter. Along the circumference, inscription. Border of dots.

κεοηθ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) [τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

νικο
λπατρικ
ασπαθSστ
.ατιγλογ
...αρδ

Νικολ(άῳ) πατρικ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατιγ(ῷ) Λογ[γιβ]αρδ(ίας)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Λογγιβαρδίας

Lord, help your servant Nicholas, patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Longobardia.

Commentary

A strategos of Longobardia by the name of Nicholas is attested in 914, 915 (Falkenhausen, Dominazione, 80, Nicholas I, Letters no. 14.

On the theme of Longobardia, see Falkenhausen, Dominazione with a list of the strategoi (pp. 78 ff.), the first of whom is attested in 891.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1609
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Contributions, 308; DO Seals 1, no. 3.2.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1609
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Contributions, 308; DO Seals 1, no. 3.2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1609
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Contributions, 308; DO Seals 1, no. 3.2.

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