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N. praitor of Constantinople (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3064
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 28.4.

Obverse

Bust of a bearded military saint. Traces of a circular inscription. No visible border.

ΤΣ

[Κ(ύρι)ε or Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines, followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΠΡΑΙ
ΡΙΚ
ΣΤΑΝΤΙΝ
ΠΟΛΕΟΣ


. . . πραί[τ]ωρι Κω[ν]σταντιν[ου]πόλεος

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ . . . πραίτωρι Κωνσταντινουπόλεος.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant N. praitor of Constantinople.

Commentary

Laurent mentions this seal in Corpus 2: no. 1143. He describes the obverse and offers a transcription of the inscription on the reverse. He postulated that the specimen might have belonged to the praitor Theodore (BZS.1951.31.5.1603).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3064
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 28.4.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3064
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 28.4.