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Theoktistos kommerkiarios of Thessalonica (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3952
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.47.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Along the circumference, inscription between two circles of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Facing bust of a beardless male wearing a chlamys and holding long scepter or baton of office. No nimbus or imperial regalia. Along the circumference, beginning at 12 o'clock, inscription between two circles of dots.

ΘΕΟΚΤΙΣΤ,ΚΟΜΕΡΚ,ΘΕΣΑΛΟΝ,

Θεοκτίστ κομερκιαρίῳ Θεσαλονίκης

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοκτίστῳ κομερκιαρίῳ Θεσαλονίκης.

Lord, help your servant Theoktistos kommerkiarios of Thessalonica.

Commentary

Representations of laymen with or without baton of office appear on some seals of the Middle Byzantine period, especially on those of symponoi and of epi ton barbaron; see Laurent, Corpus II, nos. 499, 505, 512, 515, 518, 527, 1053, 1059, 1063. They may be portraits of the seals' owners, but it is not certain that this is always the case.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3952
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.47.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3952
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.47.

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