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Theo... deacon, imperial cleric, and patriarchal notarios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross with entwined flowers in the quarters. Circular inscription within border of dots.

ΚΕ.......ΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟ..
.ΔΙΑΚ...
ΚΛΗΡΙΚ.
π̅ρ̅ι̅⸣ΑΡΧΙΚ
ΝΟΤΑΡ,

Θεο... διακόν βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ (καὶ) πατριαρχικ νοταρίῳ

Obverse

Cross with entwined flowers in the quarters. Circular inscription within border of dots.

ΚΕ.......ΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟ..
.ΔΙΑΚ...
ΚΛΗΡΙΚ.
π̅ρ̅ι̅⸣ΑΡΧΙΚ
ΝΟΤΑΡ,

Θεο... διακόν βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ (καὶ) πατριαρχικ νοταρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.83
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 124.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεο... διακόνῳ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ καὶ πατριαρχικῷ νοταρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Theo... deacon, imperial cleric, and patriarchal notarios.

Commentary

The owner's name will likely have been Theodore, although Theodoulos or even Theopemptos are also possible.