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Theodore N., hypatos, judge of [the Velum or the Hippodrome] and of Seleukeia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.1592
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.8.

Obverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

,Θ,
ΟΡΥ
ΚΡΙ
..

[Κύριε] β(οή)θ(ει) [Θεοδ]όρῳ ὑ[πάτ]ῳ, κρι[τῃ τοῦ βήλου or ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου καὶ]

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. No border visible.

ΤΗΣ
ΛΕΥΚ
ΑΣΤ
...

τῆς [Σε]λευκ[εί]ας τῷ ...

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδόρῳ ὑπάτῳ, κριτῃ [τοῦ βήλου or ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου καὶ] τῆς Σελευκείας τῷ ...

Lord, help your servant Theodore N., hypatos, judge [of the Velum or the Hippodrome] and of Seleukeia.

Commentary

Situated along the Arab frontier, Seleukeia was originally part of the maritime theme of the Kibyrrhaiotai, with a naval detachment commanded by a droungarios. After the Arabs took control of Cilicia in the eighth century, the region of Seleukeia was reorganized for the defense of the Byzantine borderlands, becoming an administrative and military kleisoura. Romanos I raised the region to the status of a theme between 927 and 934.

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.1592
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.8.

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.1592
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.8.

Notes

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.1592
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.8.

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