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Theodore spatharokoubikoularios and strategos of Seleukeia (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore, wearing the chlamys and holding the martyr's cross before him. Remnants of a vertical inscription on left: |ΘΕὉ ἅ(γιος) Θε[όδωρ(ος)]. Within a border of dots a circular inscription.

ΚΕΟΗΘ,ΤΩΣΩΔΟΥΛ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟΔ,
ΣΠΑΘΑΡ,
ΚΙΚΟΥΛ,
ΣΤΡΑΤ,
ΣΕΛΕΥ

Θεοδ(ώρῳ) σπαθαρ(ο)κουβικουλ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ) Σελευ(κείας).

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore, wearing the chlamys and holding the martyr's cross before him. Remnants of a vertical inscription on left: |ΘΕὉ ἅ(γιος) Θε[όδωρ(ος)]. Within a border of dots a circular inscription.

ΚΕΟΗΘ,ΤΩΣΩΔΟΥΛ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟΔ,
ΣΠΑΘΑΡ,
ΚΙΚΟΥΛ,
ΣΤΡΑΤ,
ΣΕΛΕΥ

Θεοδ(ώρῳ) σπαθαρ(ο)κουβικουλ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ) Σελευ(κείας).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3491
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.22

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ σπαθαροκουβικουλαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σελευκείας.

Lord, help your servant Theodore spatharokoubikoularios and strategos of Seleukeia.

Commentary

The dignity of spatharokoubikoularios, conferred upon eunuchs, is not common (Oikonomides, Listes, 300–301; Guilland, Recherches 1:283–85). The Theodore of this seal can be added to the names of spatharokoubikoularioi listed by Guilland.