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Theodore (?), patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Sicily (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3616
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.32.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (of indeterminate type); in the quarters: Τ|Δ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription. No visible border.

..Δ
.ΠΤ/Β/.
.Π̅̅ΣΤ.
ΣΙΚΕ

Θεοδώρ (?) πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας.

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant Theodore patrikios, imperial protospatharios, and strategos of Sicily.

Commentary

The previous edition of this seal offered no Christian name for the owner, but there is an omega clearly visible after the delta. Hence Theodore is the most likely restoration.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3616
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.32.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3616
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.32.

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