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Theodosios imperial spatharios and domestikos of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟΟ
.ΙΒΣΠ
.ΟΜΤ
.ΟΠΤΙΜ.

Θεοδο[σ]ίῳ β(ασιλικῷ σπα(θαρίῳ) [(καὶ)] δομ(εστίκῳ) τῶ[ν] Ὀπτιμ(άτων)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟΟ
.ΙΒΣΠ
.ΟΜΤ
.ΟΠΤΙΜ.

Θεοδο[σ]ίῳ β(ασιλικῷ σπα(θαρίῳ) [(καὶ)] δομ(εστίκῳ) τῶ[ν] Ὀπτιμ(άτων)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.919
Diameter 34.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.14a.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2477.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδοσίῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δομεστίκῳ τῶν Ὀπτιμάτων.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodosios, imperial spatharios and domestic of the Optimatoi.

Bibliography

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