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Nikephoros imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cherson (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.969
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Cracked and chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.20.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 34 (1) with parallels.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Circular inscription beginning at 12 o'clock between a double border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤΣΔΟΥΛ,

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΝΙΚΗ
ΦΟΡ,Α,
ΣΠΑΘΑΡΗ
ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓ,
ΧΕΡΣΝΟ

Νικηφόρῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρήῳ καὶ στρατηγ Χερσῶνος

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρήῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Χερσῶνος.

Lord, help your servant Nikephoros imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cherson.

Commentary

Schlumberger, Sig., 236-37 and Birch, no. 17792, assigned (one or two?) seal(s) of a certain Nikephoros Kasiteras (but the name should be read as "Iasites": Seibt, Bleisiegel, 139-40), protospatharios and strategos of Cherson, to the tenth century; but it is evidence that they date from the eleventh. Cf. Sokolova, Monety, nos. 56-56a.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.969
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Cracked and chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.20.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 34 (1) with parallels.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.969
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Cracked and chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.20.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 34 (1) with parallels.

Parallels

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