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Theodore patrikios (?) (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 -  -  -  - ι - κ - λ - ο -  - τ - υ - ω

Θεοδώ<ρ>ου πατ<ρ>ικίου (?)

Reverse

Monogram. Wreath border.

- C - D-  -  - I - O - P - R -  -

Theodoru patriciu

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 -  -  -  - ι - κ - λ - ο -  - τ - υ - ω

Θεοδώ<ρ>ου πατ<ρ>ικίου (?)

Reverse

Monogram. Wreath border.

- C - D-  -  - I - O - P - R -  -

Theodoru patriciu

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3261
Diameter 27.0 mm

Translation

Θεοδώρου πατρικίου (?). Theodoru patriciu.

(Seal of) Theodore patrikios. (Seal of) Theodore patricius.

Commentary

The obverse monogram is strange; it likely reads Theodore patrikios, but there is no ρ; this is likely the engraver's error, as no other resolution is apparent; a name like Θεοκτίστου (Theoktistos) would not resolve with any title or office. The reverse monogram seems to contain the name Theodore and seemingly the title patricius as well in Latin, though as is typical of Latin monograms, it is difficult to find all the letters of the name contained within it.