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Anastasios imperial kandidatos and protonotarios of the strategos of the Thrakesioi (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.878
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Lead too small for die; broken at channel and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.35.

 

Obverse

Faint outline of a cruciform invocative monogram (of indeterminate type); in the quarters: ..-σω|.-λω. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Indeterminate border.

...
στασιβ
κανδδSα
νοτ,τουστ
ρατιγ,το
νθρα

[Ἀν]αστασίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ καὶ) (πρωτο)νοτ(αρίῳ) τοῦ στρατιγ(οῦ) τον Θρᾳ(κησίων).

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀναστασίῳ βασιλικῷ κανδιδάτῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τοῦ στρατιγοῦ τον Θρᾳκησίων.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Anastasios, imperial kandidatos and protonotarios of the strategos of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

The expression "protonotarios of the strategos" used on this seal is revealing with regard to the place of the protonotarios in the administrative hierarchy of the theme in the eighth century. It should be seen in connection with Theophanes, 445, where the chronicler speaks of the "notarios of the strategos" Michael Lachanodrakon, Leo Kouloukes, who was sent by his master to sell all the monasteries and their possessions within the Thrakesion.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.878
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Lead too small for die; broken at channel and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.35.

 

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.878
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Lead too small for die; broken at channel and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.35.

 

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