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Dometios Lampros, mechanikos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore with spear and shield. Sigla at left and right: .ΕΔΩ|Ρ: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θ]ε[ώ]δορ(ος). Indeterminate border. 

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border. 

ΚΕ,Θ̣,
ΟΜΕΤΗ.
ΜΙΧΑΝΙ
.ΤΛΑ
Μ̣Ρ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Δ]ομετή[ῳ] μιχανι[κ(ῷ)] τῷ Λαμπρῷ

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore with spear and shield. Sigla at left and right: .ΕΔΩ|Ρ: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θ]ε[ώ]δορ(ος). Indeterminate border. 

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border. 

ΚΕ,Θ̣,
ΟΜΕΤΗ.
ΜΙΧΑΝΙ
.ΤΛΑ
Μ̣Ρ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Δ]ομετή[ῳ] μιχανι[κ(ῷ)] τῷ Λαμπρῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2806
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Δομετήῳ μιχανικῷ τῷ Λαμπρῷ.

Lord, help Dometios Lampros, mechanikos.

Commentary

The term mechanikos, rarely found on seals, suggests that the owner was some kind of engineer or builder.