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Theo... protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and judge of Paphlagonia (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.127
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.15.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at first crossing) on four steps; pellets at the end of lower crossbars and around the top of the cross. Fleurons rising to the top of the cross. Traces of a circular inscription within a border of dots:

κεRοηθ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ[ει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

θεο.
..ασπαθ
..ιτ,χρ,τρ,
.κριτ,πα
φλαγ,ν

Θεο[.... β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [ἐπ]ὶ τ(οῦ) Χρ(υσο)τρ(ι)[κλ(ίνου) (καὶ)] κριτ(ῇ) Παφλαγ(ο)ν(ίας)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεο... βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ κριτῇ Παφλαγονίας.

Lord, help your servant Theo... imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and judge of Paphlagonia.

Commentary

The round first letter of the reverse has to be Θ and not Λ, which excludes the name Leo: the owner's name could be Θεόδωρος, Θεοδόσιος, Θεοφάνης, Θεοφύλακτος, etc.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.127
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.15.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.127
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.15.

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