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Theodore Narsites, magistros (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear and shield. Traces of epigraphy on either side: Θ|ΕΟ|Ρ: [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Θεόδ(ω)ρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Σ̣ΦΡΑΓΙ.
Μ̣ΑΓΙΣ.Ρ
ΘΕΟΔΟΡ.
ΝΑΡΣΙ
Τ

σφραγὶ[ς] μαγίσ[τ]ρ[ου] Θεοδόρ[ου] Ναρσίτου

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear and shield. Traces of epigraphy on either side: Θ|ΕΟ|Ρ: [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Θεόδ(ω)ρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Σ̣ΦΡΑΓΙ.
Μ̣ΑΓΙΣ.Ρ
ΘΕΟΔΟΡ.
ΝΑΡΣΙ
Τ

σφραγὶ[ς] μαγίσ[τ]ρ[ου] Θεοδόρ[ου] Ναρσίτου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1223
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2563.

Translation

σφραγὶς μαγίστρου Θεοδόρου Ναρσίτου.

Seal of the magistros Theodore Narsites.

Commentary

The owner's family name may show a connection with the well known monastery, τὰ Ναρσοῦ, studied by P. Gautier in REB 34 (1976), 103-106.