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Theodore (?) patrikios, imperial protospatharios and protasekretis (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Traces of a cross with fleurons rising on the side. Along a border of concentric circles of dots and pellets, remains of a circular inscription:

σδουλ

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θεο
πτρ
σπ


Θεο[δώρῳ] πατρ[ικίῳ], β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ[αθαρ(ίῳ)] (καὶ) (πρωτ)α[σηκρῆτ(ις)]

Obverse

Traces of a cross with fleurons rising on the side. Along a border of concentric circles of dots and pellets, remains of a circular inscription:

σδουλ

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θεο
πτρ
σπ


Θεο[δώρῳ] πατρ[ικίῳ], β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπ[αθαρ(ίῳ)] (καὶ) (πρωτ)α[σηκρῆτ(ις)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1155
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Broken along the channel. Half preserved.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτασηκρῆτις.

Lord, help your servant Theodore, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and protasekretis.

Commentary

The owner's name could also have been Theodoulos, Theodosios, or Theophylaktos.