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Theodore spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Ο|ΡΟ,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε]όδορο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

Κ̅Ε̅,
ΤΣ,
ΘΕΟΟΡ,
ΣΠΑΘΑΡ,
ΚΑΝ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Θεοδόρ(ῳ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ιδάτῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Ο|ΡΟ,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε]όδορο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

Κ̅Ε̅,
ΤΣ,
ΘΕΟΟΡ,
ΣΠΑΘΑΡ,
ΚΑΝ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Θεοδόρ(ῳ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ιδάτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2782
Diameter 31.0 mm
Condition Overstruck

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδόρῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Theodore spatharokandidatos.

Commentary

This seal is overstruck on an earlier seal. The obverse preserves traces of letters from the beginning of four lines on the left: Γ̣Ι̣|..|.|. (possibly the left columnar inscription identifying a holy figure). On the reverse, traces of the final letter of five lines of the undertype are preserved: Τ|.|.|Α̣̅|Τ.