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Theodore Smyrnaios, protoproedros and koiaistor (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1339
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Broken along the bottom with the loss of two lines on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1118; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 110. The reading of this specimen has been restored with comparison to the parallel listed below and those edited by Laurent.

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the child in her lap. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines; the last line is lost, the second to last line only partially legible.

θκε,θ,
τσλ,
θεορΑ
Αερκαι
κοιαιρι
τσμυρν

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοπροέδρῳ καὶ κοιαίστωρι τῷ Σμυρναί

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοπροέδρῳ καὶ κοιαίστωρι τῷ Σμυρναίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodore Smyrnaios, protoproedros and koiaistor.

Commentary

Theodore Smyrnaios enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a judge between ca. 1080 and 1120. He was protoproedros (but not yet koiaistor) by 1095 and is known from our BZS 1958.106.3753 to have become protokouropalates and koiaistor sometime after 1112.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1339
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Broken along the bottom with the loss of two lines on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1118; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 110. The reading of this specimen has been restored with comparison to the parallel listed below and those edited by Laurent.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1339
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Broken along the bottom with the loss of two lines on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1118; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 110. The reading of this specimen has been restored with comparison to the parallel listed below and those edited by Laurent.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1339
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Broken along the bottom with the loss of two lines on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1118; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 110. The reading of this specimen has been restored with comparison to the parallel listed below and those edited by Laurent.