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Theodore Pegonites, magistros and doux of Edessa (1066-67)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4919
Diameter 32 mm
Condition Four punch marks (reverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 73.2.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above and below. No visible border.


ΚΕ̅ΟΗ
ΘΕΙτσ
δουλθε
οδρμα
γιστρ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ μαγίστρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above, below, and at the beginning of the fourth line. No visible border.


καιδου
κιεδεσησ
τπηγο
νιτη

καὶ δουκὶ Ἐδέστης τῷ Πηγονίτῃ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ μαγίστρῳ καὶ δουκὶ Ἐδέστης τῷ Πηγονίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant Theodore Pegonites, magistros and doux of Edessa.

Commentary

According to Matthew of Edessa (tr. Dulaurier, 131), a certain Pegonites, governor of Edessa, had conspired in 1066/67 against the doux of Antioch, who had come to relieve him from a Seldjuk attack; for this reason, he was stripped of his post by Constantine X Doukas. Our seal confirms the veracity of Matthew’s information (Arutjunova, “Vizantijskie praviteli,” 144).