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Theodoros trakteutes (?) of Crete (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1977.34.48
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.5.
Tsougarakis, "Some Unpublished Lead Seals concerning Crete," 243, no. 1.
Cf. SBS 2 (1990) 146, no. 15, cf. p. 140.

Obverse

Military saint orans, with ornate dress, between two candlesticks. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΔΟΣΙΟΥ
ΤΡ/ΚΡΗ
ΤΗΣ

Θεοδοσίου τρακτευτοῦ Κρήτης

Translation

Θεοδοσίου τρακτευτοῦ Κρήτης.

(Seal of) Thedosios trakteutes (?) of Crete.

Commentary

There cannot be any doubt about the letters of the inscription, but the abbreviation of line 3 is very radical; because of the early date of the seal, we follow Tsougarakis and accept the reading trakteutes (= tractator = tax collector). Cf. another trakteutes of the same period, DO Seals 2, no. 43.5.

Accession number BZS.1977.34.48
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.5.
Tsougarakis, "Some Unpublished Lead Seals concerning Crete," 243, no. 1.
Cf. SBS 2 (1990) 146, no. 15, cf. p. 140.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1977.34.48
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.5.
Tsougarakis, "Some Unpublished Lead Seals concerning Crete," 243, no. 1.
Cf. SBS 2 (1990) 146, no. 15, cf. p. 140.

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