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N. praitor of Constantinople (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a bearded military saint. Traces of a circular inscription. No visible border.

ΤΣ

[Κ(ύρι)ε or Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines, followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΠΡΑΙ
ΡΙΚ
ΣΤΑΝΤΙΝ
ΠΟΛΕΟΣ


. . . πραί[τ]ωρι Κω[ν]σταντιν[ου]πόλεος

Obverse

Bust of a bearded military saint. Traces of a circular inscription. No visible border.

ΤΣ

[Κ(ύρι)ε or Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines, followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΠΡΑΙ
ΡΙΚ
ΣΤΑΝΤΙΝ
ΠΟΛΕΟΣ


. . . πραί[τ]ωρι Κω[ν]σταντιν[ου]πόλεος

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3064
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 28.4.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ . . . πραίτωρι Κωνσταντινουπόλεος.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant N. praitor of Constantinople.

Commentary

Laurent mentions this seal in Corpus 2: no. 1143. He describes the obverse and offers a transcription of the inscription on the reverse. He postulated that the specimen might have belonged to the praitor Theodore (BZS.1951.31.5.1603).