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Theodore son of Theodore, patrikios (seventh/eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.624
Diameter 29 mm

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Inscription in the corners: Πτρι|κιου. Wreath border.

 -  - Θ - Ο - Ρ - Υ - Ω

Θεοδώρου πατρικίου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Inscription in the corners: υι|ου. Indeterminate border.

 -  - Θ - Ο - Ρ - Υ - Ω

Θεοδώρου υἱοῦ

Translation

Θεοδώρου πατρικίου υἱοῦ Θεοδώρου.

Theodore son of Theodore, patrikios.

Commentary

The reading of the two sides of the seal is ambiguous--the seal can be read as "Theodore, son of Theodore the patrikios" or as "Theodore the patrikios, son of Theodore." The latter is the more likely of the two, as the seal would more likely contain a title of its owner--not of its owner's father.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.624
Diameter 29 mm