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Theoktistos ὁ τῆς Πρώτης, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and judge of the Hippodrome (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Annunciation, with the angel Gabriel approaching from the left. Faint traces of an inscription recording the angel's salutation: χε̅|κε|χα|οκσ̅|με|τα|σ: Χ(αῖρ)ε, κεχα(ριτωμένη), ὁ Κ(ύριο)ς μετὰ σοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

θεοκτι
στ,ασπαθ,
επιτ☧κ
κριτ,επιτ
ιπποδρ,τ
τηςπρο
τησ

Θεοκτίστ(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρ(υσοτρι)κ(λίνου), κριτ(ῇ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρ(όμου) τῷ τῆς Πρότης

Obverse

The Annunciation, with the angel Gabriel approaching from the left. Faint traces of an inscription recording the angel's salutation: χε̅|κε|χα|οκσ̅|με|τα|σ: Χ(αῖρ)ε, κεχα(ριτωμένη), ὁ Κ(ύριο)ς μετὰ σοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

θεοκτι
στ,ασπαθ,
επιτ☧κ
κριτ,επιτ
ιπποδρ,τ
τηςπρο
τησ

Θεοκτίστ(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρ(υσοτρι)κ(λίνου), κριτ(ῇ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρ(όμου) τῷ τῆς Πρότης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1726
Diameter 28.0 x 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2, no. 877 (with a slightly different reading of the obverse).

Translation

Θεοκτίστῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου τῷ τῆς Πρότης.

(Mother of God, help) Theoktistos ho tes Protes, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou, judge of the Hippodrome.

Commentary

The same man is attested as protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Opsikion on BZS 1958.106.5226.