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Theodore hypatos and imperial asekretis (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ...|ΔΛ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τσῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟΔ
ΡΥΠ
ΒΑΣΙΚ
Ρ.ΤΙΣ

Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ἀσικρήτις

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ...|ΔΛ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τσῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΟΔ
ΡΥΠ
ΒΑΣΙΚ
Ρ.ΤΙΣ

Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ἀσικρήτις

Accession number BZS.1947.2.437
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ἀσικρήτις.

Theotokos, help your servant Theodore hypatos and imperial asekretis.

Commentary

Laurent, in his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, points out that this may be the Theodore present at the council of 869 (Mansi, XVI, 341 E).