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Stephanos imperial protospatharios epi tes megales hetaireias and epoptes of Paphlagonia (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5091
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Flattened on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.7.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ. Sigla: ..-θ̅υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Traces of a circular inscription within a border of dots:

τσδλ΄

[Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει] τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

στ..
νR`σπ.
επιτ,μεγ,..
ερ,Sεπο..
πεφλ

Στ[εφ]άν(ῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ)] ἐπὶ τ(ῆς) μεγ(άλης) [ἑτ]ερ(ίας) (καὶ) ἐπό[πτ(ῃ)] Πεφλα(γονίας)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τῆς μεγάλης ἑτερίας καὶ ἐπόπτῃ Πεφλαγονίας.

Mother of God, help your servant Stephanos, imperial protospatharios epi tes megales hetaireias and epoptes of Paphlagonia.

Commentary

The form Πεφλαγονίας is attested in several seals: Konstantopoulos, Stamoulès, no. 83; Laurent, Orghidan, no. 226 bis.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5091
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Flattened on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.7.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5091
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Flattened on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.7.

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