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Theodore Taronites, proedros and doux (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

...Ε,̣Τ
͂́Λ
ΘΕΟ́
Ρ

[Κύριε or Θεοτόκ]ε β(οήθει) τ[ῷ σ]ῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Π̣ΡΟΈ
ΡΚῚ
ΚῚΤ͂
Ρ̣ΝΙ͂
ΤΗ

προἐ[δ]ρῳ καὶ [δου]κὶ τῷ [Τα]ρωνίτῃ

Obverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

...Ε,̣Τ
͂́Λ
ΘΕΟ́
Ρ

[Κύριε or Θεοτόκ]ε β(οήθει) τ[ῷ σ]ῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Π̣ΡΟΈ
ΡΚῚ
ΚῚΤ͂
Ρ̣ΝΙ͂
ΤΗ

προἐ[δ]ρῳ καὶ [δου]κὶ τῷ [Τα]ρωνίτῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3343
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Published by Stratos Nikolaros, “Die Taronitai. Eine prosopographisch-sigillographische Studie,” Millennium 14 (2017), 227-291, Annex II.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ προἐδρῳ καὶ δουκὶ τῷ Ταρωνίτῃ.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Theodore Taronites, proedros and doux.

Commentary

Note the use of accent marks.

The reading of the first line of the inscription on the obverse is uncertain. All that can be said with confidence is that it must be the first part of an invocation.