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Theoktistos imperial protospatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (probably type V). In the quarters: .Σ|. . Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ού[λῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No border visible.

ΘΕ
ΣΤΒ
ΘΔΟ
.ΤΟΝ
ΠΤΗΜ

Θε[οκτί]στῳ β(ασιλικῷ) [(πρωτο)σπα]θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δο[μεστ(ίκῳ)] τον [Ὀ]πτημ(άτων)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (probably type V). In the quarters: .Σ|. . Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ [δ]ού[λῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No border visible.

ΘΕ
ΣΤΒ
ΘΔΟ
.ΤΟΝ
ΠΤΗΜ

Θε[οκτί]στῳ β(ασιλικῷ) [(πρωτο)σπα]θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δο[μεστ(ίκῳ)] τον [Ὀ]πτημ(άτων)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1233
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.15.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2499.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοκτίστῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπα]θαρίῳ καὶ δομεστίκῳ τον Ὀπτημάτων.

Mother of God, help your servant Theoktistos, imperial protospatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi.

Bibliography

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