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Theodore patrikios, imperial notarios of the eidikon, and praitor of Constantinople (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1603
Diameter 39 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 28.3; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1143 (with a slightly different reading).

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding a shield in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: |.|.|.Η|Τ|ΡΙΟ, : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Δημ]ήτριο(ς). Circular inscription, beginning at 12 o'clock, between two borders of dots.

....ΗΘ.ΤΣΛ

[Κ(ύρι)ε β]οήθ[η] τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

 .ΕΟΡ, 
..Ι̅⸣̅⸣ΝΟΤΑ̅⸣
.ΕΙΙΚ.ΚΑΙ
ΠΡΑΙΤΡΙ
ΚΝΣΤΑΝ
ΤΙΝΠΟΛΕ,


[Θ]εοδώρ(ῳ) [π(ατ)]ρι(κίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) νοτα(ρίῳ) [τ]οῦ εἰδικοῦ καὶ πραίτωρι Κωνσταντιν(ου)πόλε(ως)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ τοῦ εἰδικοῦ καὶ πραίτωρι Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

Lord, help your servant Theodore patrikios, imperial notarios of the eidikon, and praitor of Constantinople.

Commentary

As a notarios of the eidikon Theodore served as a financial official attached to an imperial treasury. Among other duties the eidikon looked after precious objects made of gold and silk (see Listes, 316–17). If Theodore's post as notarios of the eidikon is any guide, the praitor of Constantinople may have been a financial administrator who performed liaison functions between the imperial court and merchants and workmen. For the seal of another official who served as notarios of the eidikon and praitor of Constantinople, see Zacos, Seals II, no. 650 (= Spink I, no. 72).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1603
Diameter 39 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 28.3; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1143 (with a slightly different reading).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1603
Diameter 39 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 28.3; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1143 (with a slightly different reading).

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