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Bardas imperial spatharios and strategos of Thrace (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.

Β...
ΒΣΠΘ..
ΣΤΡΤ...
ΘΡΚ..

Βάρδᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τῆς Θρᾴκις

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.

Β...
ΒΣΠΘ..
ΣΤΡΤ...
ΘΡΚ..

Βάρδᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τῆς Θρᾴκις

Accession number BZS.1960.2.2
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.23c.
Cf. Nesbitt, "Overstruck Seals," 81 and Zacos-Veglery, no. 1761.