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N. imperial protospatharios and strategos of Mesopotamia (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore, wearing a chlamys (buttoned on his right shoulder) and the maniakion, and holding the martyr’s cross before him. On either side a vertical inscription: ο|α|γ,-θ|ε|ο|δ, : Ὁ ἅγ(ιος) Θεόδ(ωρος). Along the upper circumference, inscription within a border of dots:

+αγιε........οηθει

Ἅγιε [Θεόδωορε β]οήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

....
.,Rσπ.
θ,Sστρτ
γ,μεσοπο
ταμι

... β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ[α]θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ[η]γ(ῷ) Μεσοποταμία(ς)

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore, wearing a chlamys (buttoned on his right shoulder) and the maniakion, and holding the martyr’s cross before him. On either side a vertical inscription: ο|α|γ,-θ|ε|ο|δ, : Ὁ ἅγ(ιος) Θεόδ(ωρος). Along the upper circumference, inscription within a border of dots:

+αγιε........οηθει

Ἅγιε [Θεόδωορε β]οήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

....
.,Rσπ.
θ,Sστρτ
γ,μεσοπο
ταμι

... β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ[α]θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ[η]γ(ῷ) Μεσοποταμία(ς)