You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Theodore anthypatos, patrikios and imperial sakellarios (tenth century)

Theodore anthypatos, patrikios and imperial sakellarios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ΜΡ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Faint traces of an inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Θεο
δ̣ρν
..π̣τ,π
.ρικ,,σ
κ̣ελρ,

Θεοδώρῳ ἀν[θυ]πάτ(ῳ), πα[τ]ρικ(ίῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) σακελαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ΜΡ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Faint traces of an inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Θεο
δ̣ρν
..π̣τ,π
.ρικ,,σ
κ̣ελρ,

Θεοδώρῳ ἀν[θυ]πάτ(ῳ), πα[τ]ρικ(ίῳ) (καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) σακελαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1751
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Struck off center.

Translation

Θεοδώρῳ ἀνθυπάτῳ, πατρικίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ σακελαρίῳ.

Theodore anthypatos, patrikios and imperial sakellarios.

Commentary

The circular inscription along the circumference is too poorly preserved to be reconstructed, but from the use of the dative case in the reverse we may assume that it was an invocation to the Mother of God.