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Gregory patrikios and strategos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a shield in his left hand. Sigla preserved at right: Ο̣|ΔΟ|,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε]όδο(ρος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

.ΚΕ̅,
ΤΣ
ΓΡΙΓ
Π̅Ρ̅ι̅⸣ Σ̣
...Γ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ [δού(λῳ)] Γριγω[ρίῳ] π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) (καὶ) σ[τρατη]γ[ῷ]

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a shield in his left hand. Sigla preserved at right: Ο̣|ΔΟ|,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε]όδο(ρος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

.ΚΕ̅,
ΤΣ
ΓΡΙΓ
Π̅Ρ̅ι̅⸣ Σ̣
...Γ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ [δού(λῳ)] Γριγω[ρίῳ] π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) (καὶ) σ[τρατη]γ[ῷ]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2364
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Broken; nearly half missing.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γριγωρίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ.

Lord help your servant Gregory, patrikios and strategos.

Commentary

There is room for and traces of a location at the end of the reverse inscription, but no reconstruction of the name is possible without a parallel seal. The damage at the beginning of the reverse inscription may obscure a Θ, which would render the invocation "Θεοτόκε βοήθει..."