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Theodore spatharokandidatos, asekretis and judge of the Thrakesioi (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left hand. Vertical inscription: |θ-δ|ω|ρο|σ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θ[εό]δωρος. Circular inscription along the border of dots:

ηθ,τσδουλ,

[Κ(ύρι)ε βο]ήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, decoration above. Border of dots.


+θεοδ
ρˋσπαθαρ,
καναση
κρητ,Sκρι
τνθρ
.....

Θεοδώρ(ῳ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ), ἀσηκρῆτ(ις) (καὶ) κρι[τῇ] τῶν Θρ[ᾳκη(σίων)]

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left hand. Vertical inscription: |θ-δ|ω|ρο|σ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θ[εό]δωρος. Circular inscription along the border of dots:

ηθ,τσδουλ,

[Κ(ύρι)ε βο]ήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, decoration above. Border of dots.


+θεοδ
ρˋσπαθαρ,
καναση
κρητ,Sκρι
τνθρ
.....

Θεοδώρ(ῳ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ), ἀσηκρῆτ(ις) (καὶ) κρι[τῇ] τῶν Θρ[ᾳκη(σίων)]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1326
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.28.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἀσηκρῆτις καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Lord, help your servant Theodore spatharokandidatos, asekretis, and judge of the Thrakesioi.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 3: West, Northwest, and Central Asia Minor and the Orient (Open in Zotero)
  • Constantini Porphyrogeniti De cerimoniis aulae byzantinae (Open in Zotero)
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  • Theophanis Chronographia (Open in Zotero)
  • L’histoire et la géographie de la région de Smyrne entre les deux occupations turques (1081-1317), particulièrement au XIIIe siècle (Open in Zotero)
  • Les listes de préséance byzantines des IXe et Xe siècles (Open in Zotero)
  • “Thrakien” und “Thrakesion” (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantinische Rang- und Ämterstruktur im 8. und 9. Jahrhundert: Faktoren und Tendenzen ihrer Entwicklung (Open in Zotero)