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Theodore Proteuon, protospatharios and judge of the Kibyrraiotai (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.699
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.13a.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ. Sigla: ̅..: Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines followed by decoration.

ΘΚ̅Ε̅Θ,
ΘΕΟΔΣΠ
Θ,ΚΡΙΤ,ΤΝ
ΚΙΥΡΡΙ
ΤΝΤ,ΠΡ
ΤΕΥΟΝΤ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτ τῶν Κιβυρραιωτῶν τ Πρωτεύοντι

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Κιβυρραιωτῶν τῷ Πρωτεύοντι.

Theotokos, help Theodore Proteuon, protospatharios and judge of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

The reading of Proteuon's first name is by no means certain on our specimens; the letter before the abbreviation could be a phi and the name may read Θεοφάνει. We maintain the name of Theodore because we know him from other seals on which the name is clearly written out (Laurent, Corpus II, no. 838 [where our two specimens are mentioned]; Seyrig, no. 316). John Mauropous wrote an epitaph for a judge named Proteuon (Ioannis Euchaitorum metropolitae quae in cod. Vatic. gr. 676 supersunt, ed. P. Lagarde [Göttingen, 1882], 20-21).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.699
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.13a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.699
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.13a.