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Theoktistos imperial kandidatos and protonotarios of the Thrakesioi (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (of indeterminate type); in the quarters: τ-.|δ-λ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+θε.
κτιστR
κανˋSα/ν.
τ/τνθρ.
κησι

Θε[ο]κτίστῳ β(ασιλικῷ) κανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) (πρωτο)ν[ο]τ(αρίῳ) τῶν Θρ[ᾳ]κησί(ων).

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (of indeterminate type); in the quarters: τ-.|δ-λ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+θε.
κτιστR
κανˋSα/ν.
τ/τνθρ.
κησι

Θε[ο]κτίστῳ β(ασιλικῷ) κανδ(ιδάτῳ) (καὶ) (πρωτο)ν[ο]τ(αρίῳ) τῶν Θρ[ᾳ]κησί(ων).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2469
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.37.

Ed. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2496.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοκτίστῳ βασιλικῷ κανδιδάτῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Theoktistos, imperial kandidatos and protonotarios of the Thrakesioi.

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