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Theodore patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Sicily (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3728
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.25.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΟΔ
ΠΤΡ/Β/
ΣΠ̅̅ΣΤ
ΙΚ/

Θεοδώρῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πατρικίῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Theodore patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Sicily.

Commentary

A Theodore patrikios and strategos of Sicily is attested around 710, another one in 789 (Brown, Gentlemen, 65, 278; Winkelmann, Ämterstruktur, 85, 86). A different seal that belonged to Theodore patrikios, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Sicily, is published in Sig., 215 note 2, no. 7 = Birch, 17740. See also DO Seals 1, no. 5.26 and 5.27.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3728
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.25.

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