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Theodore son of Theodore, patrikios (seventh/eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2290
Diameter 31 mm

Obverse

Cruciform monogram, reading Θεοδώρου; in the quarters: ΠΑΤΡΙ|ΚΙΟΥ: πατρικίου. No visible border.

 -  - Θ - Ο - Ρ - Υ - Ω

Θεοδώρου πατρικίου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading Θεοδώρου; in the quarters: ΥΙ|ΟΥ: ὑίου. No visible border.

 - Ε - Θ - Ο - Ρ - Υ - Ω

Θεοδώρου υἱοῦ

Translation

Θεοδώρου πατρικίου Θεοδώρου υἱοῦ.

(Seal of) Theodore son of Theodore, patrikios.

Commentary

The reading of the two sides of the seal is ambiguous--the seal can be read as "Theodore, son of Theodore the patrikios" or as "Theodore the patrikios, son of Theodore." The latter is the more likely of the two, as the seal would more likely contain a title of its owner--not of its owner's father.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2290
Diameter 31 mm
Accession number BZS.1958.106.2290
Diameter 31 mm

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