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Theodore imperial spatharios and topoteretes of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1628

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.31.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2463.

Details

Diameter:
31 mm

Obverse

Theodore imperial spatharios and topoteretes of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: Σ|.Λ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Theodore imperial spatharios and topoteretes of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟΔ
ΡΒ/ΣΠ/
ΤΟΠΟΤ/.
ΠΤ.

Θεοδώρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) τοποτηρητῇ τῶν Ὀπτημάτων

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ τοποτηρητῇ τῶν Ὀπτημάτων.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Theodore, imperial spatharios and topoteretes of the Optimatoi.

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Commentary

Another topoteretes of the Optimatoi, the spatharokandidatos Gregory is known from a seal published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 161.

 

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