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Theophylaktos hypatos (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2491
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Condition Two pieces


Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛΩ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ


Cruciform monogram, reading Χριστὲ. Circular inscription between two wreath borders.


Χριστέ βοήθη Θεωφυλάκτῳ ὑπάτῳ ἀμήν


Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Χριστέ βοήθη Θεωφυλάκτῳ ὑπάτῳ ἀμήν

Theotokos, help your servant. Christ help Theophylaktos hypatos, amen.


There are two invocations present on the seal, perhaps indicating that this individual changed one side of his seal without updating the other.