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Theodore Makrembolites, protospatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1195
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped; corroeded; one-quarter missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.13.

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and round shield (l. hand) decorated with dots. In column at right: Θ|Ε|Ο|Δ|Ρ, : [Ὁ (ἅγιος)] Θεόδωρ(ος). Traces of a circular inscription to right. Border of dots.

ΤΣΔΛ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει] τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription in six lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.


+ΘΕ
ΔΡ.ΑΣ.
Θ,
ΔΟΜΕΣ.
ΤΟΝΟΠΤ.
ΤΟ
Ν.Ο..
ΚΡΕ.

Θεοδώρ(ῳ) (πρωτο)σ[πα]θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δομεσ[τ(ίκῳ)] τον Ὀπτ[ιμά]τον [τ]ο [Μα]κρε[μβ(ολίτῃ)]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ δομεστίκῳ τον Ὀπτιμάτον το Μακρεμβολίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant Theodore Makrembolites, protospatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi.

Commentary

The restitution of the family name is tentative. Other seals of eleventh-century persons named Theodore Makrembolites are mentioned in Seyrig, 113, and in Šandrovskaja, Sfragistika, no. 772. For the twelfth century, see Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1798.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1195
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped; corroeded; one-quarter missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.13.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1195
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped; corroeded; one-quarter missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.13.

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