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Theodore Choumnos, sebastos (twelfth century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.12
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2195.

Obverse

The two Saints Theodore (Tiron and Stratelates) standing with their hands and gaze raised upwards towards the manus Dei. Their shields and spears lie on the ground between them. On either side, the same inscription: |θ|εο||ρ|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


σκεποις
σεστον
θεορον
τονχουον
σεπτηΞυνρισ
μρτυρν
θεορν
  

σκέποις σεβαστὸν Θεόδωρον τὸν Χοῦμνον, σεπτὴ ξυνωρὶς μαρτύρων Θεοδώρων

Translation

σκέποις σεβαστὸν Θεόδωρον τὸν Χοῦμνον, σεπτὴ ξυνωρὶς μαρτύρων Θεοδώρων.

May you, the venerable pair of the martyrs Theodore, protect the sebastos Theodore Choumnos.

Commentary

The owner of this well crafted seal with its image and verses may be the same Theodore Choumnos (fl. 1180-1195) attested by Niketas Choniates; see Wassiliou-Seibt's remarks in her commentary.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.12
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2195.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.12
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2195.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.12
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2195.

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