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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St Theodore Stratelates standing in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and supporting a shield on the ground with his left. Inscription in two columns (partially preserved): .|.|..|.̣|Ρ|̣|.Ο|Σ|Τ̣ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδ]ωρω(ς) ὁ Στ[ρατηλάτης]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Patriarchal cross on two steps with tendrils springing from the base of the cross. Each arm of the cross terminates in a pellet flanked by smaller pellets; remains of inscription flank the cross. Inscriptions: ΧΣ|Κ̣. : [᾽Ι(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστὸ)ς [νι]κ[ᾷ]. Border of dots.

Obverse

St Theodore Stratelates standing in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and supporting a shield on the ground with his left. Inscription in two columns (partially preserved): .|.|..|.̣|Ρ|̣|.Ο|Σ|Τ̣ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδ]ωρω(ς) ὁ Στ[ρατηλάτης]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Patriarchal cross on two steps with tendrils springing from the base of the cross. Each arm of the cross terminates in a pellet flanked by smaller pellets; remains of inscription flank the cross. Inscriptions: ΧΣ|Κ̣. : [᾽Ι(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστὸ)ς [νι]κ[ᾷ]. Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2673
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 16.10.

Commentary

Among the published collections, the epithet Stratelates for Saint Theodore begins to appear in the eleventh century. For a discussion of the epithets Stratelates and Teron for Saint Theodore, see no. 5.8 (BZS.1958.106.2970), above.