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Theophylaktos hypatos (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading Χριστὲ. Circular inscription between two wreath borders.

.ΒΟΗΘΗΘΕΩΦΥΛ.ΚΤΩΥΠ...ΑΜΗΝ

Χριστέ βοήθη Θεωφυλάκτῳ ὑπάτῳ ἀμήν

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading Χριστὲ. Circular inscription between two wreath borders.

.ΒΟΗΘΗΘΕΩΦΥΛ.ΚΤΩΥΠ...ΑΜΗΝ

Χριστέ βοήθη Θεωφυλάκτῳ ὑπάτῳ ἀμήν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2491
Diameter 35.0 mm; field: 29.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Χριστέ βοήθη Θεωφυλάκτῳ ὑπάτῳ ἀμήν

Theotokos, help your servant. Christ help Theophylaktos hypatos, amen.

Commentary

There are two invocations present on the seal, perhaps indicating that this individual changed one side of his seal without updating the other.