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Theod(....?) bishop (?) of Raidestos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding, it seems, medallion of Christ before her. Remains of sigla: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ
ΘΕΟ
ΕΠΙ
ΑΙΔ
Τ

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ? ἐπισκόπῳ? Ῥαιδεστοῦ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding, it seems, medallion of Christ before her. Remains of sigla: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ
ΘΕΟ
ΕΠΙ
ΑΙΔ
Τ

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ? ἐπισκόπῳ? Ῥαιδεστοῦ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1873
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 59.8.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 308.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ (?) ἐπισκόπῳ (?) Ῥαιδεστοῦ.

Lord, help Theodore (?) bishop (?) of Raidestos.

Commentary

See also Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 293. The reconstruction of the name is uncertain: Theodore, Theodosios, Theodotos, Theodoulos are equally possible; the office is also uncertain, as the reading ἐπισκεπτίτῃ is possible yet less likely, since one would expect an episkeptites to hold an honorific title as well.