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Bardas imperial spatharios and strategos of Thrace (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1960.2.2
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

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

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βάρδᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τῆς Θρᾴκις.

Theotokos, help your servant Bardas imperial spatharios and strategos of Thrace.

Commentary

The reading of this seal has been restored on the basis of its two better preserved parallels from the same boulloterion; see BZS 1955.1.718 and 1955.1.719, and the commentary to the former.

Accession number BZS.1960.2.2
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1960.2.2
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

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