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Theodore/Theodosios/Theodoulos (?) imperial spatharokandidatos and protonotarios of the Anatolikoi (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Between two borders of dots, circular inscription.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤ......

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by a row of pellets. No border visible.

ΟΔ,
ΠΑΘ
ΝΔΙΔ,
ΟΤ,Τ,Α
ΤΟΛ,

Θεοδώρ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶννατολικῶν

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Between two borders of dots, circular inscription.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤ......

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by a row of pellets. No border visible.

ΟΔ,
ΠΑΘ
ΝΔΙΔ,
ΟΤ,Τ,Α
ΤΟΛ,

Θεοδώρ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶννατολικῶν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1670
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.43.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν.

Lord, help your servant Theodore, imperial spatharokandidatos and protonotarios of the Anatolikoi.

Commentary

The letter Δ (line 1, rev.) is clearly imprinted, and hene there can be no confusion between our seal and a similar specimen bearing the inscription: Θεοφίλῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν (Zacos, Seals II, no. 334). On the contrary the name of the owner could be Theodore, as well as Theoudoulos or Theodosios.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 3: West, Northwest, and Central Asia Minor and the Orient (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantine Lead Seals, Vol. 2 (Open in Zotero)
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