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Theodore magistros and judge of the Velum (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription visible at left: Ο|Δ|Ω|Ρ,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε]όδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five or six lines (only five visible). Border of dots.

Θ̅Κ̅Ε̅,Θ,
ΘΕΟΟΡ
ΜΑΓΙΤΡ,̣
ΚΡΙΤ,Τ
Τ..

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδόρῳ μαγί[σ]τρῳ (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τοῦ β[ήλ]ου τ(ῷ) ...

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription visible at left: Ο|Δ|Ω|Ρ,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε]όδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five or six lines (only five visible). Border of dots.

Θ̅Κ̅Ε̅,Θ,
ΘΕΟΟΡ
ΜΑΓΙΤΡ,̣
ΚΡΙΤ,Τ
Τ..

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδόρῳ μαγί[σ]τρῳ (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τοῦ β[ήλ]ου τ(ῷ) ...

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2892
Diameter 17.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεοδόρῳ μαγίστρῳ καὶ κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου τῷ ...

Theotokos, help Theodore magistros and judge of the Velum.

Commentary

The final visible line likely included the seal owner’s family name, but all traces after the tau are illegible due to damage.