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Theodore hypatos and imperial asekretis (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VII); in the quarters: ...|ΔΛ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε βοήθει [τ]ῷ [σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟΔ
ΡΥΠ
Β⸉ΣΙΚ
Ρ.ΤΙΣ

Θεοδώρῳ ὑπ(άτῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) ἀσικρ[ῆ]τις

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VII); in the quarters: ...|ΔΛ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε βοήθει [τ]ῷ [σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟΔ
ΡΥΠ
Β⸉ΣΙΚ
Ρ.ΤΙΣ

Θεοδώρῳ ὑπ(άτῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) ἀσικρ[ῆ]τις

Accession number BZS.1947.2.437
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ἀσικρῆτις.

Lord, help your servant Theodore, hypatos and imperial asekretis.

Commentary

The parallel specimen (BZS.1955.1.1172permits identification of the monogram as type VIII.

Laurent, in his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, points out that this may be the Theodore present at the council of 869 (Mansi, XVI, 341 E).