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Constantine imperial spatharios and protonotarios of the Armeniakoi (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2333
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Poorly printed.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.30.

A parallel specimen from the same boulloterion is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 127.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Circular inscription within concentric circles of dots:

κεRοηθειτσδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+κο..
ταντ..
Rσπαθ,Sαν
οταριτ
ρμενια

Κο[νσ]ταντ[ίν]ῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) (πρωτο)νοταρίῳ τ(ῶν) Ἀρμενια(κῶν)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κονσταντίνῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Ἀρμενιακῶν.

Lord, help your servant Constantine, imperial spatharios and protonotarios of the Armeniakoi.