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Theodore Apokaukos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield with his left. Epigraphy on either side; the inscription on the left has been rendered in the shape of a cross: Ο|α|οσ|γ|ιθε.|δ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Θε[ό]δωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. The cross with which it begins is no longer visible; the decoration at the end remains. Border of dots.

σκεπε
μ̣εμρτυσ
θ̣εοδρον
σ̣εστον
ποκυ
κον

σκέπε με, μάρτυς, Θεόδωρον σεβαστὸν τὸν Ἀπόκαυκον

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield with his left. Epigraphy on either side; the inscription on the left has been rendered in the shape of a cross: Ο|α|οσ|γ|ιθε.|δ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Θε[ό]δωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. The cross with which it begins is no longer visible; the decoration at the end remains. Border of dots.

σκεπε
μ̣εμρτυσ
θ̣εοδρον
σ̣εστον
ποκυ
κον

σκέπε με, μάρτυς, Θεόδωρον σεβαστὸν τὸν Ἀπόκαυκον

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4174
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt. Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1944.

Translation

σκέπε με, μάρτυς, Θεόδωρον σεβαστὸν τὸν Ἀπόκαυκον.

Martyr, protect me, the sebastos Theodore Apokaukos.

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