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Theodore Apokaukos, sebastos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield with his left. Epigraphy on either side. Note that the inscription on the left is fashioned in the shape of a cross: Ο|α|οσ|γ|ιθεο|δ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginnning with a cross and ending with a decoration. Border of dots.

σκεπε
μεμρτυσ
θεοδρον
σεστον
ποκυ
κον

σκέπε με, μάρτυς, Θεόδωρον σεβαστὸν τὸν Ἀπόκαυκον

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield with his left. Epigraphy on either side. Note that the inscription on the left is fashioned in the shape of a cross: Ο|α|οσ|γ|ιθεο|δ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginnning with a cross and ending with a decoration. Border of dots.

σκεπε
μεμρτυσ
θεοδρον
σεστον
ποκυ
κον

σκέπε με, μάρτυς, Θεόδωρον σεβαστὸν τὸν Ἀπόκαυκον

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1011
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1944 (citing previous editions).

Translation

σκέπε με, μάρτυς, Θεόδωρον σεβαστὸν τὸν Ἀπόκαυκον.

Martyr, protect me, the sebastos Theodore Apokaukos.

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