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(Leo?) imperial spatharios and archon of Crete (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

...
.ΤΗΒˊΣΠ
ΑΘΑΡΧ
ΝΤ,
ΚΡΗ
ΤΗΣ

......τῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι Κρήτης

Obverse

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

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

...
.ΤΗΒˊΣΠ
ΑΘΑΡΧ
ΝΤ,
ΚΡΗ
ΤΗΣ

......τῃ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι Κρήτης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4076
Diameter 33.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.2.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2645 (slightly different reading).
Cf. SBS 2 (1990) 146, no. 16.