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Niketas imperial strator and protonotarios of Thessalonica (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΝΙΚΗ
ΤΒ/ΣΤΡ
Τ//ΝΟΤ/
ΘΕΣΣ/

Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ στράτωρι καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΝΙΚΗ
ΤΒ/ΣΤΡ
Τ//ΝΟΤ/
ΘΕΣΣ/

Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ στράτωρι καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2561
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.59b.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ στράτωρι καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης.

Theotokos, help your servant Niketas imperial strator and protonotarios of Thessalonica.

Commentary

From the same boulloterion as DO Seals 1, no. 18.59a. The form of the letter Β (rev.) allows us to date this specimen to the first half of the century (and not to the second half, as Zacos-Veglery proposed).