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Theod(....?) bishop (?) of Raidestos (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1873
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 59.8.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 308.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding, it seems, medallion of Christ before her. Remains of sigla: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ
ΘΕΟ
ΕΠΙ
ΑΙΔ
Τ

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ? ἐπισκόπῳ? Ῥαιδεστοῦ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ (?) ἐπισκόπῳ (?) Ῥαιδεστοῦ.

Lord, help Theodore (?) bishop (?) of Raidestos.

Commentary

See also Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 293. The reconstruction of the name is uncertain: Theodore, Theodosios, Theodotos, Theodoulos are equally possible; the office is also uncertain, as the reading ἐπισκεπτίτῃ is possible yet less likely, since one would expect an episkeptites to hold an honorific title as well.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1873
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 59.8.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 308.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1873
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 59.8.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 308.

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