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Theodore Magoulas, proedros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a saint, apparently St Longinos. Traces of epigraphy at right and left: |λ|ο|γι̣|ν : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Λογ(γ)ῖν[ος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κεθ
θεορ,
αερ,τ
μαγλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδώρ(ῳ) (προ)έδρ(ῳ) τῷ Μαγουλ(ᾷ)

Obverse

Bust of a saint, apparently St Longinos. Traces of epigraphy at right and left: |λ|ο|γι̣|ν : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Λογ(γ)ῖν[ος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κεθ
θεορ,
αερ,τ
μαγλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδώρ(ῳ) (προ)έδρ(ῳ) τῷ Μαγουλ(ᾷ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1671
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ προέδρῳ τῷ Μαγουλᾷ.

Lord, help Theodore Magoulas, proedros.

Commentary

Cheynet noted this seal in his article on the katepanos of Italy but read the name as Maroules (it is clear, however, that our reading Magoulas conforms with the epigraphy). He identified the saint as the rarely depicted Longinos, venerated in particular in Cappadocia, whence the owner may well have come. See "Les catépans d'Italie," in Νέα Ῥώμη 4 (2007).