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Anonymous (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

St Theodore in military costume holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: Ο|Α|ΓΙ|Ο̣.|ΕΟ̣|Δ : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) [Θ]εόδ(ωρος). Border of dots.

Reverse

St Theodore Stratelates in military costume holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: Δ|ΟΟ̣|ΣΤ|ΡΑ|Τ̣.|..Τ̣: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεό]δ[ωρ]ο(ς) ὁ Στρατ[ηλά]τ(ης). Border of dots.

Obverse

St Theodore in military costume holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: Ο|Α|ΓΙ|Ο̣.|ΕΟ̣|Δ : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) [Θ]εόδ(ωρος). Border of dots.

Reverse

St Theodore Stratelates in military costume holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: Δ|ΟΟ̣|ΣΤ|ΡΑ|Τ̣.|..Τ̣: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεό]δ[ωρ]ο(ς) ὁ Στρατ[ηλά]τ(ης). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3520
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 16.85.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Commentary

Since the Theodore on the reverse is identified as the Stratelates, then the Theodore on the obverse is to be understood as the Teron even though no epithet is provided. For the epithets of Saint Theodore, see no. 5.8 (BZS.1958.106.2970.), above.

Parallel to Istanbul, no.10.87.