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Theodore Bourtzes, kouropalates (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a military saint holding a spear. Details obscure. No epigraphy visible.

Reverse

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

κε̅θ,
θεορ
κροπλ.
τ.ρ̣
τζη

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδώρ(ῳ) κουροπαλ[ά]τ(ῃ) [τ]ῷ Βούρτζῃ

Obverse

Bust of a military saint holding a spear. Details obscure. No epigraphy visible.

Reverse

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

κε̅θ,
θεορ
κροπλ.
τ.ρ̣
τζη

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδώρ(ῳ) κουροπαλ[ά]τ(ῃ) [τ]ῷ Βούρτζῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4771
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

Cheynet-Vannier, "La famille Bourtzès," no. 29 (wrongly numbered, but with brief commentary, in Etudes prosopographiques, 15-55).

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ κουροπαλάτῃ τῷ Βούρτζῃ.

Lord, help Theodore Bourtzes, kouropalates.