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N. imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Armeniakoi (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.445
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.54.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); visible in the lower quarters: δλ. Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of which three lines remain. Wreath border.

.....
β//σπ
Sστρτ/τ
ρμεν

βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Ἀρμενιακῶν

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ [...] βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Ἀρμενιακῶν.

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant ... imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Armeniakoi.