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Gregoras imperial spatharios and archon of Cherson (ninth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2253
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.2.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 3113.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 13 (with parallel specimens).
Cf. Sokolova, Zbor. Rad. 18 (1978) 83, no. 3 and Monety, no. 5a. Another specimen is published by Sokolova, Zbor. Rad. 18 (1978) 82-83, and Monety, no. 5. The Hermitage specimen is from a different boulloterion.
Cf. also Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 11, 12, 14 for seals likely of the same person (with a number of specimens of each).

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|Δ... No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. No visible border.

ΓΡΗΓΟ
ΡΒΣΠΘ
ΡΧΧΕΡ
ΣΟΝΟΣ

Γρηγορᾷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι Χερσόνος

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γρηγορᾷ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι Χερσόνος.

Theotokos, help your servant Gregoras imperial spatharios and archon of Cherson.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2253
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.2.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 3113.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 13 (with parallel specimens).
Cf. Sokolova, Zbor. Rad. 18 (1978) 83, no. 3 and Monety, no. 5a. Another specimen is published by Sokolova, Zbor. Rad. 18 (1978) 82-83, and Monety, no. 5. The Hermitage specimen is from a different boulloterion.
Cf. also Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 11, 12, 14 for seals likely of the same person (with a number of specimens of each).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2253
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.2.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 3113.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 13 (with parallel specimens).
Cf. Sokolova, Zbor. Rad. 18 (1978) 83, no. 3 and Monety, no. 5a. Another specimen is published by Sokolova, Zbor. Rad. 18 (1978) 82-83, and Monety, no. 5. The Hermitage specimen is from a different boulloterion.
Cf. also Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 11, 12, 14 for seals likely of the same person (with a number of specimens of each).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2253
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.2.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 3113.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 13 (with parallel specimens).
Cf. Sokolova, Zbor. Rad. 18 (1978) 83, no. 3 and Monety, no. 5a. Another specimen is published by Sokolova, Zbor. Rad. 18 (1978) 82-83, and Monety, no. 5. The Hermitage specimen is from a different boulloterion.
Cf. also Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 11, 12, 14 for seals likely of the same person (with a number of specimens of each).

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