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Theophanes imperial kommerkiarios and abydikos of Thessalonica (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

ΘΕΟ
ΦΒ/ΚΟ
ΜΕΡΚ/ΒΥ
ΔΙΚ/ΘΕΣ
ΛΟΝΙΚ

Θεοφάνῃ βασιλικῷ κομερκιαρίῳ καὶ ἀβυδικ Θεσαλονίκης

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

ΘΕΟ
ΦΒ/ΚΟ
ΜΕΡΚ/ΒΥ
ΔΙΚ/ΘΕΣ
ΛΟΝΙΚ

Θεοφάνῃ βασιλικῷ κομερκιαρίῳ καὶ ἀβυδικ Θεσαλονίκης

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.261
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.9a.
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2503b. They also published a third specimen (no. 2503a), while a similar seal is published by Mordtmann, Ἑλλ. Φιλολ. Συλλ. 17 (1886), Suppl., 146, no. 10.