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Euthymios imperial spatharokandidatos and doux of Delmatia (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4507
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 14.4.
Mentioned by Seibt, JÖB 30 (1981) 339.

Obverse

Cross potent on three steps. Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

ΚΕΟΙΘΙΤΣ.....

Κύριε βοΐθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΕΥΘΙΜ
Ι,ΣΠΑ
..ΚΑΝΔΙΔ
.ΔΟΥΚ,Δ
ΕΛΜΑΤ

Εὐθιμίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ (καὶ) δουκ Δελματίας

Translation

Κύριε βοΐθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐθιμίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ δουκὶ Δελματίας.

Lord, help your servant Euthymios imperial spatharokandidatos and doux of Delmatia.

Commentary

It is hard to agree with Winkelmann, Ämterstruktur, 117, that this doux, who appears only here, was the governor of the province in an intermediary stage between the archontes and the strategoi. After all, δούξ could be the title of the chieftain of a tribe, who held office simultaneously with the regular authorities of a theme (cf. Listes, 342, 349).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4507
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 14.4.
Mentioned by Seibt, JÖB 30 (1981) 339.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4507
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 14.4.
Mentioned by Seibt, JÖB 30 (1981) 339.

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