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Theodore son of Theodore, patrikios (seventh/eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2290

Details

Diameter:
31 mm

Obverse

Theodore son of Theodore, patrikios (seventh/eighth century)

Cruciform monogram, reading Θεοδώρου; in the quarters: ΠΑΤΡΙ|ΚΙΟΥ: πατρικίου. No visible border.

 -  - Θ - Ο - Ρ - Υ - Ω

Θεοδώρου πατρικίου

Reverse

Theodore son of Theodore, patrikios (seventh/eighth century)

Cruciform monogram, reading Θεοδώρου; in the quarters: ΥΙ|ΟΥ: ὑίου. No visible border.

 - Ε - Θ - Ο - Ρ - Υ - Ω

Θεοδώρου υἱοῦ

Translation

Θεοδώρου πατρικίου Θεοδώρου υἱοῦ.

(Seal of) Theodore son of Theodore, patrikios.

Audio

Commentary

The reading of the two sides of the seal is ambiguous--the seal can be read as "Theodore, son of Theodore the patrikios" or as "Theodore the patrikios, son of Theodore." The latter is the more likely of the two, as the seal would more likely contain a title of its owner--not of its owner's father.

 

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