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Theodore kourator of Kromna (eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.823

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 19.1.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2421.

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Theodore kourator of Kromna (eighth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: -σ|-λ. No visible border.

Reverse

Theodore kourator of Kromna (eighth century)

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

θεοδ
ρκ
ρτορι
κροο
ν+

Θεοδώρῳ κουράτορι Κρομνον

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ κουράτορι Κρομνον.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodore, kourator of Kromna.

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Commentary

The correct spelling would have been Κρωμνῶν, genitive plural of the variant name "Kromnai." The existence of this kouratoreia is not known from any other source.

Kromna (modern Tekkeönü), 24 km northeast of Amastris in Paphlagonia, is poorly known. See Paphlagonien, 241-42.

 

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