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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.627
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.