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Theodore (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross ending in balls with flowery decorations; at crossing, an X ending in balls. In the quarters: ΣΤΡΣΣΦΡ|ΓΗΣΜ. Indeterminate border.

Σταυρὸς σφραγὴς μου

Reverse

Cross ending in balls with decorations; at crossing, an X ending in balls. In the quarters: ΦΥΛΑΙ|ΘΕΟΔΟΡ. Indeterminate border.

καὶ φύλαξ Θεοδόρου

Obverse

Cross ending in balls with flowery decorations; at crossing, an X ending in balls. In the quarters: ΣΤΡΣΣΦΡ|ΓΗΣΜ. Indeterminate border.

Σταυρὸς σφραγὴς μου

Reverse

Cross ending in balls with decorations; at crossing, an X ending in balls. In the quarters: ΦΥΛΑΙ|ΘΕΟΔΟΡ. Indeterminate border.

καὶ φύλαξ Θεοδόρου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2683
Diameter 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Σταυρὸς σφραγὴς μου καὶ φύλαξ Θεοδόρου.

The cross is my seal and the protector of Theodore.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable.