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Theodore Smyrnaios, protokouropalates and koiaistor (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the child in her lap. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Indeterminate border.

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Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοκουροπαλάτ καὶ κοιαίστωρι τῷ Σμυρναίῳ

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the child in her lap. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Indeterminate border.

θ....
σδ
εοδρ
ροπαλα
αικοιαισ
ριτσμυ
ναι

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοκουροπαλάτ καὶ κοιαίστωρι τῷ Σμυρναίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3753
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Oikοnomides, Dated Seals, no. 112; Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1119. Oikonomides restored the reading of the present specimen from the parallels given by Laurent in his edition.

Translation

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

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

Commentary

On the identity of the owner and the date of this seal, see the commentary to BZS 1958.106.1339.