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Theodotos patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Armeniakoi (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2769
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Broken in half along the channel (some thread is still there). Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.49b.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the nimbus of the Christ child before her. Circular inscription within a border of dots. The letters Δ-Λ, on either side of the Virgin, complete the invocation. Border of dots.

θκεR,- τσδ-λ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δ(ού)λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a row of pellets above and below. Border of dots.


+θεοδο
τ,πατρικ,R,
ασπαθ,Sστ
ρατιγ,τ,αρ
μενιακ,

Θεοδότ(ῳ) πατρικ(ίῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατιγ(ῷ) τ(ῶν) Ἀρμενιακ(ῶν)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδότῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τῶν Ἀρμενιακῶν.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodotos patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Armeniakoi.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1951.31.5.558 come from the same boulloterion, and so the reading of this damaged seal has been restored on the basis of its intact counterpart.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2769
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Broken in half along the channel (some thread is still there). Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.49b.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2769
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Broken in half along the channel (some thread is still there). Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.49b.