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Theophilos Banausos, chartoularios of the gerokomeion (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2099

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Field:
24 mm

Obverse

Theophilos Banausos, chartoularios of the gerokomeion (tenth century)

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, with the medallion of Christ before her. Circular inscription within border of dots.

θκεοηθητωσωδουλ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Theophilos Banausos, chartoularios of the gerokomeion (tenth century)

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟΦΙ
ΛΟΝΧΑΡΤ
ΛΑΡΙΟΝΤΟΥ
ΓΗΡΟΚΟΜ,
ΤΟΝΑΝΑ
·ΥΣ·

Θεόφιλον χαρτουλάριον τοῦ γηροκομείου τὸν Βάναυσον

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεόφιλον χαρτουλάριον τοῦ γηροκομείου τὸν Βάναυσον.

Theotokos, help your servant Theophilos Banausos, chartoularios of the gerokomeion.

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Commentary

This is a quite early instance of a family name appearing on a seal, especially for an individual who does not seem to have come from the Anatolian aristocracy.

 

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