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N., protospatharios, thesmophylax and judge of the Thrakesioi (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.701
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.29.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ on her left arm. Sigla: ̅–θ̅υ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Traces of circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

+.κεR

[Θ(εοτό)]κε β[οήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription. Border of dots:

....
Rˋαˋσπαθ
θεσμοφυ
λακκριτ,
τνθρα
κισˋ.

[.....] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ), θεσμοφύλα(κι) κ(αὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τῶν Θρᾳκισ(ίων)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ..... βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, θεσμοφύλακι καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Θρᾳκισίων.

Mother of God, help your servant ... imperial protospatharios, thesmophylax and judge of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

The third letter of line 4 is not entirely clear. The central portion of the upright shaft curves slightly, and it is quite possible that the engraver, initially incising the letter κ, corrected himself and attempted to recarve the abbreviation sign: S.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.701
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.29.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.701
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.29.

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