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Theo(ktisos/gnostos?) dioiketes and kommerkiarios of the Cyclades (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1948
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Fragment. The channel ran from 8 o'clock to 2 o'clock.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 42.6.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram of indeterminate type; in the four quarters: .Σ|..Λ. No visible border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

ΘΕΟ
ΣΤΔ
Τ,ΚΟΜ
ΙΑΡ/Κ
Δ

Θεοκτί/γνὠστῳ διοικητ καὶ κομμερκιαρίῳ Κυκλάδων

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοκτί/γνὠστῳ διοικητῇ καὶ κομμερκιαρίῳ Κυκλάδων.

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant Theo(ktistos/gnostos?) dioiketes and kommerkiarios of the Cyclades.

Commentary

We assume that in the ninth century, the Cyclades, still going by that name and always represented an administrative entity, were part of a theme or of a droungariate: in all likelihood Samos.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1948
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Fragment. The channel ran from 8 o'clock to 2 o'clock.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 42.6.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1948
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Fragment. The channel ran from 8 o'clock to 2 o'clock.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 42.6.

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