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Peter Chrysoberges, patrikios, hypatos, judge of the Velum and of Thrace (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Effaced. Faint traces of the Virgin standing, flanked by sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

.ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΕΤΡΟΠ̅Ρ̅Ι̅,
ΥΠΑΤΚΡΙΤ
ΤΗΛ,ΤΗΣ
ΘΡΑΚΗΣΤ
ΕΡΓ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Πέτρο πατρικίῳ, ὑπάτῳ, κριτ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῆς Θρᾴκης τ Χρυσοβέργ

Obverse

Effaced. Faint traces of the Virgin standing, flanked by sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

.ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΕΤΡΟΠ̅Ρ̅Ι̅,
ΥΠΑΤΚΡΙΤ
ΤΗΛ,ΤΗΣ
ΘΡΑΚΗΣΤ
ΕΡΓ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Πέτρο πατρικίῳ, ὑπάτῳ, κριτ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῆς Θρᾴκης τ Χρυσοβέργ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3729
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.13.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Πέτρο πατρικίῳ, ὑπάτῳ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῆς Θρᾴκης τῷ Χρυσοβέργῃ.

Theotokos, help Peter Chrysoberges, patrikios, hypatos, judge of the Velum and of Thrace.

Commentary

Other seals that may have belonged to the owner of this specimen are: Laurent, Corpus II, no. 335 (Peter Chrysoberges, spatharokandidatos and grand chartoularios of the genikon); and Sig., 285 = Lihačev, IZIGI, app. VI, no. 15 (Peter Chrysoberges, patrikios, judge of the Velum and of Charsianon). For the family, see M. Treu, Nicephori Chrysobergae ad Angelos orationes tres (Bresslau, 1892), 37-39.