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Theod[....] protospatharios epi tes megales hetaireias and anagrapheus of the Armeniakoi (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on steps, with fleurons rising to the upper bar. Circular inscription within a border of dots:

+κεRοηθειτ...

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τ[ῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

θεοδ
`σπθ,.
τ,μεγ,ε
Sνγρ.
.ρμ΄ν

Θεοδ[...] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [ἐπὶ] τ(ῆς) μεγ(άλης) ἑ[ταιρείας] (καὶ) ἀν(α)γρ[αφεῖ τῶν] Ἀρμ(ε)ν(ιακῶν)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on steps, with fleurons rising to the upper bar. Circular inscription within a border of dots:

+κεRοηθειτ...

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τ[ῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

θεοδ
`σπθ,.
τ,μεγ,ε
Sνγρ.
.ρμ΄ν

Θεοδ[...] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) [ἐπὶ] τ(ῆς) μεγ(άλης) ἑ[ταιρείας] (καὶ) ἀν(α)γρ[αφεῖ τῶν] Ἀρμ(ε)ν(ιακῶν)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2680
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.4.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδ... πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τῆς μεγάλης ἑταιρείας καὶ ἀναγραφεῖ τῶν Ἀρμενιακῶν.

Lord, help your servant Theod[....], protospatharios epi tes megales hetaireias and anagrapheus of the Armeniakoi.

Commentary

The owner's first name could be Theodore, Theodoulos, Theodosios, etc. His province was most probably the Armeniakoi, but a seal of this period could also refer to the "Armenian themes."