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Theodore (imperial?) protospatharios and strategos of the Thrakesioi (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Traces of a patriarchal cross in center with fleurons arising from the base up to second cross bar. Circular inscription along a border of dots:

κεRοηθειτ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τ[ῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border:

οδ
σπα
τρατ
νθρ
σ/+

[Θε]οδώ[ρῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (?) (πρωτο)]σπα[θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) σ]τρατ[ηγ(ῷ) τῶ]ν Θρ[ᾳκη]σ(ίων)

Obverse

Traces of a patriarchal cross in center with fleurons arising from the base up to second cross bar. Circular inscription along a border of dots:

κεRοηθειτ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τ[ῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border:

οδ
σπα
τρατ
νθρ
σ/+

[Θε]οδώ[ρῳ β(ασιλικῷ) (?) (πρωτο)]σπα[θ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) σ]τρατ[ηγ(ῷ) τῶ]ν Θρ[ᾳκη]σ(ίων)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1668
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.54.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Lord, help your servant Theodore, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Thrakesioi.

Bibliography

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